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List: Statewide closures, events canceled due to coronavirus

Posted at 5:39 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 19:30:58-04

MARYLAND — Events around Maryland are being canceled amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

All Maryland Public Schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16 until March 27.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore canceled all public masses saying in part, "Archbishop William E Lori has determined that to safeguard the well-being the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and to prevent further community spread of the virus, all public Masses are canceled until further notice."

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is closed until March 30th.

Pearl Jam canceled their scheduled March concert in Baltimore.

The 2020 Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k has been canceled. Organizers say all registrations for the 2020 race will be automatically deferred to the 2021 race. Any registrant who had previously paid to defer their 2020 entry to 2021 will have their deferral fee refunded. If you registered for the 2020 Under Armour B3 Distance Series presented by KELLY you will still receive your Shamrock 5k medal and holder. All remaining packet pickups will still take place as scheduled, and we will send out additional communication regarding medal pickup.

If you have any questions about the race, you can email events@charmcityrun.com.

Mayor Jack Young has canceled city permitted events with more than 250 people in Baltimore amid the coronavirus outbreak.

They recommend that other events with more than 250 people be postponed as well.

All Baltimore County Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Howard County Public Schools and Harford County Schools have announced that field trips outside of the state and Washington, D.C. have been canceled until further notice.

In addition to the closure of all catholic schools, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has announced that the Diocese of Maryland must shut down public worship services beginning this Sunday, March 15.

Universities across Maryland made changes on campus due to coronavirus concerns, switching to teaching online.

Due to the closures, many will be left without the normal lunches they get during the school hours. Several public school systems will be handing out free meals to students during the closures.

RELATED: Area schools to offer free meals during closures

If you'd like a full list of the universities affected, check the link below:

RELATED: Maryland universities suspending in-person classes

There is also a list of sporting events being canceled as well.

According to the school, a member of the Maryvale community is currently undergoing COVID-19 testing after experiencing symptoms associated with the illness.

School employees should plan to attend Friday’s staff training unless they hear otherwise from the school.

As this information came late in the day, students may have left personal or instructional items at the school. There will be no additional assigned work for students over the next three days, so students do not need to worry about textbooks, computers or the like.

With the latest developments, the McDonogh School said it has become clear to them that the right thing to do for the health of their school community and the greater community is to close Friday and shift to Virtual School effective Wednesday, March 25.

At a minimum, they stated Virtual School will be in effect through the week ending Friday, April 10. McDonogh says it was a difficult decision, to say the least, but the more they learn about the disease, the more they understand their responsibility to support social distancing and do everything they can in order to reduce the spread of this virus.

They do want to make it clear that there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 within the school community at this time.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library will close 22 locations from March 14 to March 30. All Baltimore County Public Library locations will be closed Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29. Programs and mobile services will be canceled through May 3.

All branches will be open on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff, guests, volunteers and animals, the National Aquarium is temporarily closing to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting on Saturday, March 14 through at least Friday, March 27.

While there have been no reported cases of infection on-site, the Aquarium believes it is their ethical responsibility to adhere to the scientific community’s recommendation to limit large social gatherings at this time.

During this period of closure, an on-site core team will continue to provide our animals with highest quality of care and welfare. The Aquarium currently has a surplus of medical supplies, food and other resources on hand to ensure that all animals in our care will continue to thrive. The Aquarium will also be using this time to thoroughly clean all public spaces and exhibit areas.

All National Aquarium employees will be paid during the temporary closure.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks announced that they will be suspending all recreation programs, rentals, permitted events and recreation facility services effective Monday, March 16 through March 27, 2020.

With the exception of Frederick, Dorothy I. Height, Cahill at Edgewood Elementary, Walter P. Carter at Guilford Elementary and Ft. Worthington, will serve food from 2-7pm.

The following services are suspended:

  • Facilities: All recreation centers, sports facilities, nature centers and pools
  • Recreation programming at all 45 recreation centers
  • BCRP Public Aquatic Centers
  • H.P. Rawlings Conservatory
  • Cylburn Mansion & Vollmer Center
  • Carrie Murray Nature Center
  • Mimi Dipietro Ice Skating Center
  • Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena
  • William J. Myers Pavilion
  • Shake & Bake Family Fun Center
  • Upton Boxing Center
  • Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center
  • Programs: All recreation and athletic programs and games, swim lessons, lap swim, exercise classes, teen, senior and therapeutic programs, and nature programming are canceled.
  • Rentals: All BCRP facility rentals are canceled.
  • Permitted events: All permitted events are canceled.
  • BCRP Special Events: All special events are canceled

STILL OPEN:

  • Food Pick Up Locations at 40 Recreation Center locations. We have partnered with the Family League of Baltimore [familyleague.org] to provide meals to youth under the age of 18. No identification or proof of residence necessary.
  • Green Spaces: All BCRP parks, trails, playgrounds and outdoor athletic courts are open. Community members are encouraged to use our parks, but not to congregate in groups of 250+ people or more and to follow public health guidance.

40 of the City's centers will instead serve as food distribution hubs, where school-age children can pick up a midday snack, and prepared dinners in the evening.

Rockville City Hall and city facilities will be closed to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27, following recently issued state directives for slowing the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Baltimore County Recreation and Parks facilities will be closed to the public effective Saturday March 14, until further notice.

There is a limited number of meals available and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the following locations:

  • Dundalk PAL Center
  • Mars Estates PAL Center
  • Shady Spring PAL Center
  • Hillendale PAL Center
  • Cockeysville PAL Center
  • Scotts Branch PAL Center
  • Winfield PAL Center
  • Woodmoor PAL Center
  • Arbutus Community Center

The City of Westminster’s Family Fitness Center, located at 11 Longwell Avenue, will be closed temporarily, beginning at noon on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The temporary closure will continue through at least Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Maryland Art Place is closed due to coronavirus including major events.

These events are:

· The “Merkin Dream” Fashion Show scheduled March 28

· 23rd Annual Out of Order Benefit Exhibition scheduled April 10

MAP’s Membership Drive will continue until April 10, 2020.