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 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.
Other Indiana School Information
- Warrick County Schools Will Complete Year With E-Learning
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 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
- Ascension St. Vincent Announces Statewide Hospital Visitor Restrictions
- St. Vincent Reduces Elective and Non-Urgent Procedures
- Bob’s Gym Closes Until Further Notice
- Deaconess Announces Visitor Restrictions
- Deaconess Clinic to Reduce Office Visits
- Deaconess Halting Elective Procedures, Surgeries
- Evansville Museum Closes until March 31
- Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Customer Call Center Temporarily Closed
- All EVPL Locations to Remain Closed Until Further Notice
- Indiana Department of Corrections Suspends Visitation at Some Facilities
- Mickey’s Kingdom Playground Closes Until Further Notice
- Schnucks Closes Courtesy Centers, Reserves Hour of Shopping for Seniors
- Sunday and Weekday Public Masses Suspended by Indiana’s Catholic Bishops
- Tropicana Evansville Closes
- VHS Closes Shelter to Public Due to COVID-19 Crisis
- YMCA Closes All Facilities and Halts Programming
- Bishop Medley Discontinues All Public Masses at Diocese of Owensboro
- All Kentucky Courts Closing Until May 1
- Daviess County Public Library Remains Closed Until Further Notice
- Ellis Park Closes to Public
- Gov. Beshear Announces Closure of Senior Centers
- Gov. Beshear Closes Ky. Restaurants to in-person traffic
- GRADD to Close Beginning March 23, 2020
- Methodist Health Union County Hospital Suspends All Visitations
- Evansville Police Department Suspends Community Gathering Events
- Evansville – Craft Beer Stroll Postponed
- Frontier League Preseason Tryouts at Bosse Field Postponed
- Honor Flight of Southern Indiana Postpones May Trip
- Indiana Primary Election to Move to June 2
- University of Evansville Reschedules Spring Commencement Ceremony
- California Disneyland Closes
- Macy’s Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide
- NBA Suspends 2020 Season
- NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships
- New York Stock Exchange halts physical trading
- President Trump Restricts Travel from Europe
- Tax Deadline Moved to July 15
Stay with 44News both on-air and online as we continue to update you on closures, delays, and restrictions across the Tri-State area.