Coronavirus in the United States has really just started to ramp up. We are seeing closing and cancellations all across the country from schools being out to even banks and stores closing. I’ve compiled a list of closures and cancellations to help keep you informed and up to date. Remember that this situation is changing rapidly, so please check back often for the latest updates and pay close attention to closures and cancellations in your local area.
Coronavirus in the United States: Closings and Cancellations
This list is in no way exhaustive. If for any reason you have to get out, make a phone call first to see if the business is open. Some stores are regional and may have different hours for different stores.
I think we can all agree that we are seeing unprecedented actions in different areas. No matter what is going on where you live, you can help prevent coronavirus with some simple steps.
Coronavirus in the United States: Cities
- San Francisco – From Tuesday, March 17th till April 7th all residents of San Francisco are required to stay home. You may leave your house for a doctor’s appointment or a trip to the grocery store.
- Many other cities such as Washington DC, Denver, Houston and even entire states such as New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut are closing movie theatres, casinos, and all restaurants and bars except for drive thru’s or delivery.
Coronavirus in the United States: Grocery Stores
- HEB – Stores will open at 8 AM and close at 8 PM until further notice.
- Kroger and Affiliates – select stores will have limited operating hours; it varies by store/region.
- Publix Grocery Stores – Stores will be closing at 8 PM (instead of 10 PM). There is no mention of a date that this changed closing time will end.
- Trader Joes – Until further notice, all locations will be open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM.
- Winco Grocery Stores – Select locations will be closed from 12 AM – 5 AM.
- Winn Dixie Grocery Stores – All locations will close at 9 PM until further notice.
- Schnucks Grocery Stores – three stores will be closing down until Thursday at 6 AM. Most stores will change hours to 6 AM – 10 PM daily.
- Walmart – 24-hour stores will change to operating hours of 6 AM to 11 PM.
- Many stores such as Dollar General, are leaving the first hour they are open as a suggested time for the elderly to shop.
- Sam’s Club – Starting March 17, all club opening hours will be 9 am – 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours will remain at 10 am – 6 pm. Prescheduled Club Pickup orders will still be available for pickup starting at 7 am.
Coronavirus in the United States: Schools
Something like 70% of all US schools is shutting down with no definite date they will go back. Most of these schools are still allowing pick up for school lunches if you still need them. Check with your local school about getting lunches. Keep an eye out here for some ideas of learning activities you can do at home.
Coronavirus in the United States: Entertainment
- Broadway shows canceled – Broadway shows shutdown began at 5 p.m. Thursday and will run through April 12.
- Tribeca Film Festival postponed – The festival was supposed to take place April 15 – 26, no date set yet.
- CinemaCon – The National Association of Theatre Owners canceled CinemaCon 2020, originally scheduled for March 30 – April 2 in Las Vegas.
- Movie releases delayed – Sony, Paramount, STX, Disney, and Universal have all delayed the release of several feature films.
- Regal Theaters – All theaters will be closed until further notice.
- Coachella and Stagecoach – pushed back till October 2020
- South by Southwest – no new date set.
- Ultra Music Festival – Cancelled until next year.
- Tin Pan South Songwriting Festival – canceled with no rescheduled date.
- Airbnb – Airbnb is now offering guests full refunds and hosts no charge cancellations for reservations booked on or before March 14th with a check-in date of April 14th or earlier.
- Carnegie Hall – All upcoming events and programming at Carnegie Hall in NYC are canceled through March 31.
- Great Wolf Lodge Resorts – Closed effective Sunday, March 15 through April 1.
- Las Vegas – many resorts, hotels, and casinos are closed. If you have plans to visit, call ahead for the latest closures.
- The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. has canceled all performances and public events through March 31.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met will be closing its doors at its three locations – the Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters beginning on March 13.
- MGM Resorts – MGM Resorts will suspend operations at its Las Vegas properties until April 2 beginning on Tuesday, March 17. The casinos will close Monday, followed by hotel operations. Affected properties include Bellagio, CityCenter, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, New York-New York, Park MGM, and T-Mobile Arena.
- The National Gallery of Art – The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. is closed until April 4.
- The National Zoo – The National Zoo in Washington, D. C. is closed indefinitely.
- The White House
- The Smithsonian Institution – All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D. C., and New York City are closed indefinitely. They are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a weekly basis.
- U.S. Capitol Building – The U.S. Capitol Building is closed to tours until April 1. Building access has been limited to members, staff, press and business visitors. House and Senate office facilities will also be closed to the public.
- Wynn Resorts – Wynn Resorts is temporarily closing Wynn Las Vegas and Encore beginning on March 17 at 6 pm. The closure will last for at least two weeks.
I have seen several smaller local theatres announce closings. As always, be sure to check in with local businesses before you go.
- Gold’s Gym – All company-owned locations are closed through March 31st.
- LA Fitness – All clubs are closed until at least April 1st. All memberships will be extended to cover the time closed.
- Orangetheory – All corporate-owned studios will be closed through March 31. Franchisee stores will decide on an individual basis on how to proceed.
Coronavirus in the United States: Public Events
- Boston Marathon postponed – The marathon has been rescheduled for September 14.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parades postponed – Both Chicago and New York have postponed all St Patrick’s day parades and festivities. No new dates have been announced yet.
- Major League Baseball – The MLB is halting spring training games and will delay Opening Day by at least two weeks.
- Major League Soccer – Effective March 12, the MLS season will be suspended for 30 days.
- The Masters Golf Tournament– Augusta National Golf Club announced on March 13 that the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals are being postponed.
- National Basketball Association – All NBA games were suspended indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the virus.
- National Hockey League– The NHL suspended its season indefinitely.
- NCAA – All of the NCAA’s winter and spring championships, including the highly anticipated March Madness, have been canceled.
Coronavirus in the United States: Retail Stores
- Abercrombie & Fitch – All Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie kids stores outside of the Asia-Pacific region will close temporarily starting on March 15.
- Amazon – Amazon announced it is blocking all shipments of nonessential products to its warehouses until April 5th.
- American Eagle – Closing all stores from March 17th through March 27th.
- American Girl – American Girl is temporarily closing all of its retail stores in the U.S. through March 27.
- Anthropologie – All stores will be closed through March 27.
- Apple Stores – All Apple stores outside of Greater China will be closed until March 27th.
- Aveda – All freestanding Aveda stores in the United States will be closed through March 29th.
- Bath & Body Works – All stores in the U.S. and Canada are closed until further notice.
- Crocs Stores – All company-owned retail stores and outlets located in North America are closed through March 27th.
- Disney Stores (shopDisney) – All stores will be closed starting March 17th until further notice.
- DSW – Temporarily closing stores to the public, starting Tuesday evening, March 17th.
- Free People – All stores will be closed through March 27.
- Fossil – All Fossil and Fossil Outlet stores in North America will close through March 28th.
- Hot Topic – All stores will be closed through March 30th.
- Hollister – Hollister and Gilly Hicks temporarily closed all of its stores outside of the Asia-Pacific region starting on March 15.
- J.Crew and J.Crew Factory – All stores closed until March 28.
- Kirkland’s – Stores will open at noon and close at 6 PM until further notice.
- Lane Bryant – Stores will open at noon and close at 6 PM until further notice.
- L.L.Bean – All U.S. Retail locations will be closed through March 29.
- Loft – Some stores are temporarily closed. All others will have modified store hours of 12 PM – 6 PM.
- Lululemon – All lululemon stores in North America and Europe will be closed through March 27.
- Lush – All Lush retail stores across Canada and the US will be closed through March 29.
- Madewell – All stores will be closed through March 28th.
- New Balance – New Balance has temporarily closed office, factory, and retail locations in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. These facilities will remain closed until at least Friday, March 27.
- Nike – Starting on March 16, Nike stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will remain closed through March 27.
- Patagonia Stores – Patagonia is closing its stores AND website! They will be offering an update on their website on March 16th but stores will remain closed at least through March 27th.
- Penzey’s – all stores are closed until further notice.
- Prana – Prana is closing all stores through March 27.
- REI – REI retail stores nationwide are now closed through March 27.
- Sephora – Select stores, services, and classes are temporarily suspended.
- The Body Shop – All retail stores will be closed across North America through March 27.
- Terrain – All stores will be closed until further notice.
- TOMS – All stores will be closed until further notice.
- UGG – All UGG stores in North America & Europe will be temporarily closed until further notice.
- ULTA – Select locations, temporarily closed.
- Under Armour – All Under Armour stores in North America are closed until further notice.
- Urban Outfitters – All stores will be closed through March 27.
- Vans Stores – Through April 5th, all stores in U.S. and Canada will be closed until further notice.
- Yankee Candle – All retail and outlet stores will be close through March 31st.
While the Post Office says it will continue to run, some banks are cutting back on hours, or going to drive through only.
Coronavirus in the United States: Restaurants
- Cheesecake Factory – They are following all local ordinances regarding restaurant hours, occupancy limits and dining restrictions. You can call your local store to see if dine-in is available and hours. Many stores will transition to allow take-out and delivery service only using pick-up in a restaurant, curbside service or having food delivered to your door.
- Chick-fil-A – All locations will be closing their dining rooms. Some locations will offer drive-thru only, while some may offer takeout, delivery, or mobile ordering.
- Denny’s – Some location dining areas still open or limited to the number of guests. To encourage at-home orders, all delivery fees have been waived through April 12.
- Dunkin’ – Restaurants are limiting service to drive-thru ordering, carry-out, and delivery only.
- Firehouse Subs – Seating in dining rooms has been temporarily suspended. At most locations, guests can continue to order at the counter and carry out. Guests can also order online (Rapid Rescue To Go), call ahead, or choose a delivery option, when available. Some stores may have limited hours, so call ahead. Services such as the hot sauce bar or high-touch areas have been suspended and some ingredients may be limited or not available.
- Jack in the Box – All dining rooms are closed. Drive-thrus remain open, plus mobile pick up and delivery.
- Jersey Mikes – Indoor dining will be temporarily closed. Guests can place takeout orders in-store or for pickup on the website or app. Delivery is also available in most areas.
- McDonald’s – All restaurants franchisees are encouraged to close dine-in areas and move to Drive-Thru, Delivery, and Walk-In Take-Out. They are also encouraged to close all entrances to Play Places.
- Noodles & Company – All locations will have a “to-go” policy only – no dining in. You can pick up or carry out only and they will continue offering delivery. They will also be closing early at 8 pm daily.
- Panda Express – All locations are closing dining rooms. You will be able to order take-out, delivery, and drive-thru.
- Starbucks – Starbucks locations are pausing the use of all seating, including both the café and patio areas. Customers can still walk up and order at the counter, through the “order ahead” feature in the Starbucks app, via the drive-thru, or opt for delivery.
- Sweet Tomatoes – temporarily closing all locations until further notice.
- Taco Bell – Although many Taco Bell dining rooms are still open, the chain is equipping its restaurants to serve its customers by drive-through and delivery only if necessary.
What closing have you seen near you?