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Coronavirus closings and cancellations in Kansas City

Posted: 6:05 PM, Mar 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-04-04 16:39:05-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As public health officials work to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, several locations closed and organizers canceled events in the Kansas City area.

Below, find a list of local closings and cancellations. Items are listed in alphabetical order.

  • 16th Judicial Court of Jackson County: Postponed municipal court cases through March 27.
  • 10th Judicial Circuit of Johnson County (Kansas): All traffic cases through May 11 are rescheduled. Find out more here about your new court date.
  • Americanjazzkc: Will close at noon March 14 and remain closed until April 1.
  • Avila University: The university is extending spring break through March 23, when learning will transition to online-only.
  • Antioch Bible Baptist Church (Gladstone): Will hold online services only at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Bach Aria Soloists: Postponing final two concerts of the season.
  • Baker University: Transitioning to online learning when students return from spring break on March 23 through at least April 5.
  • Basehor-Linwood USD 458: Closed through March 22.
  • Barstow School: Classes canceled until at least March 30.
  • Belton municipal facilities: Public access and lobbies are closed at all city of Belton facilities. Eagles' Landing Golf Course also is closed.
  • Blue Springs: All city facilities, including City Hall and the Public Safety Building, will be closed until April 6. All public meetings between March 17 and April 6 are canceled or postponed.
  • Blue Springs School District: Extends closures through April 24.
  • Blue Springs Municipal Court: All dockets are continued to a later date from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs GKC: Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, sites are closed. Independence sites will still operate.
  • Brunch with a Bunny: The April 4 event in Merriam is canceled.
  • Charlie Hustle: The flagship store on the Country Club Plaza is closed beginning Monday, March 16, until Sunday, March 29. Use code TEAMHUSTLE for free shipping on online orders.
  • Cher: April 18 Sprint Center date postponed to Oct. 2.
  • Children's Mercy: No visitors, including siblings. Parents and guardians are not considered visitors, but must be free of symptoms and fever.
  • Clay County Detention Center: Suspending personal visitation of inmates, along with volunteer programs, until further notice.
  • Commerce Bank: Branch locations will provide drive-thru service only beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.
  • Community Blood Center: All blood drives canceled through the end of April. Extended hours at donor centers for appointment-only schedule.
  • Conception Abbey and Seminary College: Classes suspended for two weeks, to resume March 30 if circumstances allow.
  • Disney Stores: All Disney stores in North American closing beginning Tuesday March 17. Guests can shop Disney.com
  • Disney on Ice at Sprint Center: The March 26-29 performances have been canceled. Tickhetholders will be refunded.
  • Edgerton (KS) Municipal Court: Canceled March 24. All cases are continued to the April docket.
  • Edgerton (KS) Parks and Recreation: All department activities are canceled through the end of April, including the Easter Egg Hunt on april 4 as well as spring break activities and all youth and adult classes.
  • Emporia State University: Classes canceled next week.
  • Fairway: All city facilities will restrict public access beginning at noon on March 17 through April 3.
  • Fieldhouse (Blue Springs): Closed beginning March 16, tentatively through April 6. All recreation programs also have been temporarily discontinued.
  • First Watch: Closed.
  • Fort Osage R-1 School District: Canceled March 16-27. Fort Discovery also will be closed during this time frame. Staff will still report to work.
  • Graceland University: All classes moving to an online format through March 27, with classes suspended March 16-17 to prepare.
  • Great Wolf Lodge: All locations, including the one in Kansas City, Kansas, will be closed beginning 2 p.m. on March 15, with plans to reopen on April 2.
  • Greater Kansas City Home Show: Canceled.
  • Harrisonville Public Schools: Will remain closed following spring break through April 3.
  • Hickman Mills Public Schools: After-school events and activities canceled indefinitely.
  • Hillcrest Platte County thrift stores: Closed to shoppers.
  • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy: Transitioning to remote learning March 18.
  • Independence School District: School canceled until March 30. All school-building activities are canceled until further notice.
  • Irene B. French Community Center: The city of Merriam has closed the community center, including all classes and events, with plans to reopen Monday, April 6.
  • Jackson County Board of Equalization hearings: By phone only. BOE staff will notify those with pending appeals about the change.
  • Jackson County Detention Center: Lobby visitation and volunteer services suspended.
  • Johnson County Library: All library-sponsored programs and events are canceled. Library volunteers are asked not to report for duty. Meeting rooms will also be unavailable.
  • Johnson County Community College: March 14-22: Campus will be closed — including all events and activities — during spring break.
  • Kansas City Comets: The remainder of the Major Arena Soccer League regular season has been canceled.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture: Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam on March 23 in Olathe is canceled.
  • Kansas Department of Corrections: All visitation is suspended at KDOC facilities effective Friday.
  • Kansas City, Kansas, Community College: Schools closed March 14-29. Virtual or hybrid delivery begins March 30 through April 10.
  • Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries: Closed until April 6.
  • Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools: All sports practices canceled during spring break, on and off KCKPS sites.
  • Kansas City Mavericks games: The remainder of the Mavericks' season has been suspended.
  • Kansas City Public Library: All 10 locations will be closed until further notice. All group activities suspended from Friday through March 31. Library event spaces and meeting rooms will not be available.
  • Kansas City Public Schools: Closed through April 24. WIll participate in online learning.
  • Kansas City Royals: Major League Baseball has suspended its season until at least mid-May.
  • Kansas City Symphony: All concerts and events suspended through May 10.
  • Kansas City University: Transitioning to online learning when students return from spring break on March 16 through at least March 31.
  • Kansas City VA Medical Center: Select offices within the hospital as well as the gift shop, cafeteria and coffee shop are closed. Visitor restrictions and screenings are also in place.
  • Kansas City Zoo: Closed March 18 until April 1. All programs and events, public or private, are suspended until the same date.
  • Kansas State High School Activities Association: All spring sports and championships have been canceled.
  • Kansas State University: In-person classes canceled through the spring semester. Students will switch to remote learning and are encouraged to travel back to their homes.
  • Kansas state-owned casinos: Closed at end of business March 17 through at least March 30.
  • Kauffman Center for Performing Arts: All events postponed through April 1.
  • KCFAA Annual Race, Place and Diversity Symposium: Canceled.
  • KC FilmFest International: Postponed to sometime this summer.
  • KC Metro Youth Soccer League: All games and practices postponed until March 23.
  • KC STEM FEST: Canceled.
  • KC Streetcar: Passenger limitation of 50 people per car in effect.
  • Keeler Women's Center: Closed March 16 through March 31.
  • Ladybird Diner (Lawrence): Closed for the next two weeks (as of March 16).
  • Lawrence Municipal Court: All non-essential dockets are canceled until March 30 except the daily inmate docket, daily add-on docket for urgent business and the Thursday trial docket.
  • Leavenworth Municipal Court: Closed for three weeks. Anyone with a court date March 19, 26 or April 2 should call 913-758-2900.
  • Leavenworth United States Penitentiary: Closed to visitors for 30 days.
  • Leawood City Hall: Closed to the public until further notice.
  • Lee's Summit: Scheduled city board and commission meetings without necessary action items will be postponed until further notice.
  • Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation community centers: Closed from March 16-27. All recreational programming, activities leagues and events are postponed until further notice.
  • Lenexa Baptist Church: All on-site activities canceled for March 14-15.
  • Liberty (Mo.) municipal activities: The City of Liberty has canceled all events with more than 1,000 attendees and many other city-sponsored activities. Those include: Silver Center activities, Liberty Access Bus trips, Community Center programs, Liberty Performing Arts Theatre events, Parks and Rec practices and games, parks shelter rentals, tours of city facilities and municipal court.
  • Liberty (Mo.): City Hall, community center, animal shelter, fire stations, utilities operations center, municipal court and performing arts theatre closed to the public through March 31.
  • Life.Church: Northland and Overland Park locations are closed until further notice.
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm: Closed until further notice.
  • Main Event: Closing all locations beginning March 17, through at least the end of March.
  • Marshall, Mo. Public Schools: Closed Monday and Tuesday, March 16,17 due to possible coronavirus infection with employee. School currently set to re-open Wednesday March 18, depending on test results.
  • Men's Warehouse: Closed through the end of March.
  • Merriam city offices: City of Merriam is closing all city offices to the public effective March 17 through April 5.
  • Merriam Municipal Court: Anyone scheduled to appear on March 24, 26, 31 and April 2 will be contacted with information on new court appearance dates.
  • Metropolitan Community College: Currently closed for spring break, which will be extended through March 29. On March 30, students will begin remote coursework, which is expected to last through April 10.
  • Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre: Mother of the Maid opening postponed to March 25
  • Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics: All 2020 MIAA spring sports are canceled, including team practices.
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University: Moving courses online. All events scheduled on campus and at the Bell Cultural Events Center canceled through April 30. Commencement postponed indefinitely.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library: Through April 15, all programs, including storytimes, are canceled; all due dates are extended; all room reservations are canceled; outreach efforts are canceled; Library-By-Mail service will be reduced.
  • Missouri Democratic Party: All in-person events suspended through May 1.
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: Most public events and programs at nature centers, shooting ranges and other locations around the state are canceled until April 15.
  • Missouri-Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions: March 19 meeting has been canceled.
  • Missouri State High School Activities Association: The MSHSAA Class 4 and 5 state tournaments have been canceled.
  • Missouri State Parks: Programs and events will be canceled or postponed through April 30. Guided group and school at the State Capitol also will be suspended through April 30.
  • Mission City Hall, Municipal Court, Public Works facility and Police Department: Closed to the general public through at least April 5.
  • Missouri Supreme Court: All in-person proceedings at appellate and circuit court are suspended through at least April 3. This includes associate, family, juvenile, municipal and probate divisions. There are exceptions for protection orders, including emergency child custody orders; emergency mental health orders; civil and criminal jury trials already underway; questions of criminal or juvenile constitutional rights; COVID-19 pub;ic health emergency proceedings; time-sensitive matters and other exceptions approved by the Chief Justice.
  • Missouri Western University: Spring break is extended through March 23. Determination for the rest of the semester will be made March 18.
  • MOPACA: Organizers have canceled the event.
  • National World War I Museum and Memorial: Will close at 5 p.m. March 14 through April 3.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart: Showrooms will be closed beginning. at 7 p.m. March 27. Customers can still shop online and over the phone.
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Will close at noon March 14 and remain closed until at least April 1.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Will close through April 3, halting all events and public access to the museum. The museum will reassess after the three-week mark.
  • North Kansas City: City Hall, Municipal Court, Police Headquarters, Fire Stations 1 & 2 and the Parks & Recreation Center will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. March 16.
  • Nova Adult Day Center: Closed for the next two weeks, as of March 15.
  • Oak Park Mall: All events, including Easter Bunny photos, are canceled.
  • Odessa R-VII Schools: Closed March 16-27. Classes will resume March 30.
  • Olathe Community Center: Closed until further notice.
  • Olathe Municipal Court: Hearings for those not in custody will be suspended until Friday, March 27, including walk-in dockets. New court dates will be mailed out.
  • Olathe Parks and Recreation: Programming suspended.
  • Olathe Public Library: Closed until further notice.
  • Ottawa Recreation Commission: Operations suspended beginning 5 p.m. Monday, March 16, through at least Monday, March 30. This includes the Goppert Building and the suspension or postponements of all programs, including adult sports, fitness, and youth and senior activities.
  • Overland Park Municipal Court: Hearings, trials and appearances postponed until further notice. Contact court (913 327-6800,email opmc@opkansas.org, or request continuance online at opkansas.org
  • Overland Park City Council: Meetings canceled after March 18 through April 6.
  • Park University: All face-to-face classes at the Parkville, Downtown KCMO, Independence, Lenexa and Gilbert, Arizona, campuses are now online only.
  • Pittsburg State University: In-person classes suspended after March 13. Alternate format courses begin March 30.
  • Planet Comicon: Postponed to late summer or early fall.
  • Platte County R-3 School District: Closed until April 6.
  • Raspberry Spring Expo: Canceled.
  • Raymore-Peculiar School District: Closed until April 6.
  • Riley County (KS) schools: USD 383 will close until March 30, including all extracurricular activities.
  • Rockhurst High School: Spring break extended to March 26, at which points students will begin "virtual" learning.
  • Sen. Pat Roberts' office: U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, announced Monday that staff at his offices in Wasington D.C. and Kansas will work from home until further notice. That includes his Overland Park office at 11900 College Boulevard, Suite 203.
  • Silverstein Eye Centers Arena: Events postponed through April 5.
  • Shawnee city facilities: Shawnee Civic Centre, Shawnee Town 1929 Museum and Town Hall, Shawnee Fire Department Stations closed through April 3. Shawnee Municipal Court is rescheduling court dockets through April 3.
  • Shawnee County classes: The county's health department ordered all school districts in Shawnee County suspend classroom and extracurricular activities for two weeks starting March 16.
  • Sporting Kansas City matches: The MLS has suspended its season.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market: Will close on Easter Sunday, April 12.
  • Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center (Mission): Closed to the general public through at least April 5.
  • Truman Library Institute's Wild About Harry dinner: The April 23 event has been postponed.
  • Truman State University: In-person classes canceled the week of March 16.
  • UAW LOCAL 93: Monthly mtg. on March 19, canceled.
  • Union Station: Science City, the Planetarium and Genghis Khan Exhibition will be closed March 14, through March 31. it Does not include other tenant attractions, restaurants, retail or offices at this time.
  • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection: Will hold worship online for the next several weeks.
  • University of Kansas: Return to in-person class delayed until March 23.
  • University of Missouri-Columbia: In-person classes suspended for spring semester. Athletics canceled through April 15.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City: Online learning begins March 16. Athletic events suspended until March 30.
  • University of St. Mary: In-person classes and all athletics are canceled for the spring semester at Leavenworth and Overland Park campuses. All courses will continue remotely.
  • USSSA baseball (Lenexa): All events canceled through April 13.
  • Vineyard Vines: Plaza location will be closed from March 15-27.
  • West Lenexa SDA Church: All activities, including Sabbath services and the food pantry, are canceled until April 1.
  • Westside Family Church: Services held online until further notice.
  • Westwood (Kan.): City Hall and Public Works buildings closed to the public.
  • Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City: Closed March 14 until further notice.
  • The YMCA of Greater Kansas City: Closed beginning March 16.

This list will be updated.

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