Tri-State Coronavirus Closure, Delay and Restriction Information

As a precautionary measure taken in an attempt to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, many businesses and organizations around the Tri-State area have closed their doors and canceled or delayed their events.

Here you can find a compiled list of all such announcements made, sorted by state and then by name alphabetically.

This list will be subject to change as new information is updated and distributed by officials.

School Closures / Extended Breaks

  • Indiana Schools

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that all K-12 public schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

All-state mandated assessments will also be canceled for the current academic year. The governor has contacted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to share the state’s plan and also has asked the Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick to pursue any federal waivers needed to cancel the requirements for accountability, chronic absenteeism, and state-mandated assessments.

  • Kentucky Schools

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recommended that school districts statewide extend the suspension of in-person instruction until at least May 1.

“As you may have seen, the president has extended his recommendation for social distancing through the end of April,” Beshear said. “Because of that … I’m recommending that our superintendents extend this policy of no in-person class instruction at least through the end of Friday, May 1.”

Beshear said officials are watching data coming in from across the state and nation and studying how other cities are dealing with the surge of cases. The Governor said a decision to further extend the restrictions, perhaps even canceling the rest of the school year for in-person instruction, was possible.

“There is a real chance that we don’t go back to in-person instruction this year, but we’re not there yet,” Gov. Beshear said.

  • Illinois Schools

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order extending the Stay at Home order and suspending on-site learning in K-12 schools through the month of April.

To view the executive order signed by Gov. Pritzker, click here.

Organization Restrictions / Closures

Delayed/Canceled Events


Stay with 44News both on-air and online as we continue to update you on closures, delays, and restrictions across the Tri-State area.

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