Coronavirus: Updated closings, cancellations in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida – The Florida Times-Union

Posted By on March 18, 2020

This is a comprehensive list of closures, cancellations and rescheduled events due to the coronavirus for Northeast Florida: Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay, Baker counties

The Florida Times-Union is tracking closings, cancellations and rescheduling of events announced for Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

If additional details are known about an event, a link will be included below. Other changes will be added when we have confirmation from officials or organizers.)

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Duval County Public Schools have extended Spring Break through March 22. Students had been scheduled to return Monday.

Clay County schools will be closed this week. The following week is the school districts spring break. Classes will resume on March 31.

St Johns County schools have extended spring break by a week, with students to return March 30.

Nassau County schools have spring break March 16-20 and will remain closed the following week, March 2327.

Camden County (Ga.) has closed schools indefinitely, effective March 17.

The University of North Florida and Jacksonville University will host all classes online through the end of the spring semester. The schools also suspended spring and summer study abroad programs.

Florida State College at Jacksonvilles spring break is extended for one week through March 22. The school is working on plans to move toward a more fully online learning environment.

The Bolles School closes its four campuses to all but boarding students. Students will take classes online beginning March 25. The campus will be closed until at least April 6.

When Episcopal School of Jacksonville students return from Spring Break on March 23, the school will begin a remote learning protocol.

* Providence School will be shifting to a "virtual classroom" until March 31.

The Discovery School will be closed until March 30.

Riverside Presbyterian Day School closed until March 30.


Many places of worship, including some of the largest churches in Northeast Florida announced they would be closed Sunday. Check with your church before heading out Sunday. Some churches were offering streaming services to congregations.


The 2020 Clay County Fair, which was to run April 2-11 in Green Cove Springs, has been canceled. Ticket holders who paid with cash will receive a refund request forms are by April 12 or can keep their tickets for the 2021 fair. Credit card customers will received refunds automatically within the next few days.

The Clay County Commission has canceled all "non-essential county-sponsored public gatherings" through April 1. The order includes scheduled programs and events at the five county library branches and educational outreach events conducted by UF/IFAS Extension staff at the extension office in Green Cove Springs and in the community.

The Town of Orange Park has canceled all non-essential meetings and events through April 1, including the Town Council meeting Monday.

The Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park has postponed all events through March 27.

The Clay SafetyNet Alliance will hold its March 19 meeting via teleconference.

Clay County libraries are closed until further notice.

Clay County parks remain open for recreational use, but county-sponsored events in the parks are canceled for the rest of March.

Penney Farms has canceled its April 18 Old Fashioned Farm Day.

CareerSource Northeast Florida has cancelled all group events, including job fairs, company recruitments, workshops and meetings.

The Clay Humane animal clinic in Orange Park postponing the April 21 Hogs for Dogs fundraiser.

Green Cove Springs has canceled the police department-sponsored Easter egg hunt on April 4.

All red-light camera hearings for March and April in Green Cove Springs are canceled.

The Thomas Hogans Memorial Gym in Green Cove Springs will be closed until at least March 30, and the Green Cove Springs Community Action Program is canceled during the same period.

First Coast YMCA branches in Clay will close at 5 p.m. Monday. Spring Break child care will be offered in a very limited capacity.

The Alzheimers Association Brain Bus visits planned in Clay this week will be rescheduled.

Beginning Tuesday, Clay County Animal Services will only allow visitors to its shelter by appointment until further notice. Stray drop-off and Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) services are suspended.

Clay County Senior Centers have suspended programming and activities for at least 30 days.

The Clay Humane nonprofit animal hospital in Orange Park has canceled scheduled surgical procedures for the next two weeks, except for essential and life-saving surgeries. The hospital will be operating with limited personnel and supplies.


The Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach city venues are closed and government meetings canceled until further notice. The beaches themselves remain open.

Duval County Courthouse is open. Jury trials are canceled.

Jacksonvilles Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is closing through the end of March.

MOCA Jacksonville is closing through March 30.

Sun-Ray Cinemas is closed. The Pizza Cave remains open.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is closed and all events inside canceled until further notice.

Collective Con, scheduled for March 20-22 at the Jax Expo Center, has been rescheduled to July 17-19.

The Garden Club of Jacksonville is closed through March.

The University of Florida vs. Florida State University scheduled for March 24 at 121 Financial Ballpark has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

The San Marco Chamber Music Society has postponed the Kayo Ishimaru concert scheduled for Sunday, March 15. The event will now be held June 7.

Jax Chamber is suspending all activities until at least March 27, including all Chamber Council events, ImpactJAX events and the Board of Directors meeting scheduled for March 21.

The Beaches Museum in Jacksonville Beach will be closed through the end of the month. The Ritz Chamber Players concert Wednesday and March 27 exhibit opening are also canceled.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will remain closed through Friday, April 3.

All activities at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville, including food trucks, festivals and live music, are canceled through the end of March.

UniverSoul Circus has rescheduled its performances scheduled for March 14 and 15 to May.

Disney on Ice shows scheduled for April 2-5 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena have been canceled.

The Riverside Arts Market is closed for at least three weeks.

Hamilton, scheduled for March 17 through March 29 at the Times-Union Centers Moran Theater, has been canceled. Efforts are being made to bring Hamilton to Jacksonville at a later date.

The Jacksonville Symphony has canceled all performances through March 29 and will no longer play at the SHIFT Festival in Washington, D.C.

All events at Jacksonville city venues are closed.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is closed.

Generation W womens conference postponed

Singer Michael Bubl cancels Jacksonville show

The Museum of Contemporary Art-Jacksonville is closed through the end of the month.

The Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, Northeast Florida's only car museum, will close until April 16.

Events at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center have been canceled through April 11.

The Sons of the American Revolutions annual commemoration of the Battle of Thomas Creek, scheduled for March 28, has been canceled.

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Club has postponed game-day job fair scheduled for Tuesday.

Theatre Jacksonville has canceled its 100-Year Big Hat & Jazz Birthday Brunch, which was to be held March 22 in San Marco.

Jewish Family & Community Services has postponed "Impacting Today Transforming Tomorrows," the nonprofits annual fundraising event tentatively scheduled June 4.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season delayed

The East Coast Hockey League, which includes the Jacksonville Icemen, has suspended its season.

Brunch Fest, Jacksonvilles Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival, has been postponed. The event was to be March 22 in Riverside.

Catholic Charities Jacksonville has postponed its March 21 Black & White Ball fundraiser.

The Florida Theatre has postponed all performances through April 1.

St. Pauls Catholic School carnival, scheduled for March 19-22, has been canceled.

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida has suspended all "Members-Only Convenings" for the remainder of March and April. The CEO Confidential session for March will be held virtually, the April one. All other events In March and April will be held virtually.

The First Coast Parkinsons Run on April 11 has been postponed until later this year.

Kids Hope Alliances March meetings have been canceled.

The Salvation Armys Womens Auxiliary has canceled its 34th Annual Celebrity Chefs event, scheduled for March 26.

The Retired Employees Association of Jacksonville has canceled its March 19 quarterly membership meeting.

The 2020 Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show planned April 3-5 at TIAA Bank Field and Metropolitan Park Marina has been canceled.

The Ritz Chamber Players have suspended events planned for March.

The Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry has postponed the March 29 Tour De Farm.

The Garden Club of Jacksonville is now closed to the public through the end of March.

The Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club fitness center is temporarily closed for cleaning due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

Cathedral District Jacksonville has canceled its inaugural spring event, Spring into the Cathedral District, which was to be held April 2-5.

Angelwood has suspended visitation to its group homes and Career Development and Education Center.

The Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society has canceled its juried show and sale to be held March 27-28.

The I'm A Star Foundation has postponed its 2020 Leader to Leader Summit set for March 28.

The Mandarin Museum has canceled Michele Navakas lecture scheduled for March 28.

Alhambra Theatre and Dining has canceled all performances until April 1.

First Coast YMCA branches in Jacksonville will close at 5 p.m. Monday. until further notice.

The Alzheimers Association Brain Bus visits planned in Jacksonville this week will be rescheduled.

Yoga 4 Change has postponed all community classes and events.

Beginning Wednesday, VyStar Credit Union will serve members through drive-thru tellers only at all branch locations except for Springfield and Downtown Jacksonville, which do not offer a drive-thru option. Members who frequently conduct business at those two branches can visit VyStars nearest drive-thru locations in San Marco or Riverside.

The North Florida School of Special Education has rescheduled its April 3-5 Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival to May 29-31.

Friday Musicale has postponed the March 26-27 concert of Antonio Meneses and Paul Galbraith because of European travel restrictions. Also, the April 10 concert of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedro Martinez has been relocated to Havana JAX at Cuba Libre.

Beginning Wednesday, CareerSource Northeast Florida career centers will be closed until April 3. Call (904) 356-JOBS (5627) for virtual assistance.

The Riverdance 25th Anniversary Tour, originally planned for April 14-15 at the Moran Theater inside the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, has been postponed.

The Limelight Theatre has suspended all programming and closed its facility, with staff working remotely.

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