All closures and cancellations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Schools, events and businesses are closing up shop to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization officially declared that the global coronavirus crisis in now a pandemic. Governor Jay Inslee has ordered all schools statewide, public and private, to close on March 17—several schools are closing earlier. Inslee also issued a stay home, stay healthy ordinance advising against all non-essential travel for the next two weeks.

—Schools—

  • All K-12 public schools in Washington state have been closed until April 24
      • Central Valley School District is cancelling school on March 16 & 17, no transitional day
      • Post Falls School District is cancelling school March 16 & 17, no transitional day
      • Liberty School District is cancelling school March 16
      • Colfax School District is cancelling school March 16
  • K-12 public schools in Idaho
      • Coeur d’Alene Schools are closed until April 6
      • Lewiston schools are closed until further notice
      • Lapwai schools are closed until otherwise notified
      • Moscow schools are closed until April 6
  • Washington State University has moved all classes online
      • WSU’s Interfraternity Council has called off all social events
      • Mom’s Weekend has been cancelled
  • University of Washington has moved all classes online
  • Eastern Washington University has moved all academic operations online
  • Whitworth University is starting spring break early, and planning for remote/online classes through mid-April
  • University of Idaho has moved classes online
  • North Idaho College is online following spring break
  • Gonzaga University is online for the remainder of the semester

—Events—

  • Spokane’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is cancelled
  • Coeur d’Alene’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is cancelled
  • Washington State University’s Murrow Symposium is cancelled
  • WSU’s has cancelled Mom’s Weekend and the Macklemore concert
  • South by Southwest (SXSW) is cancelled
  • Ferris High School has cancelled ‘Ham on Regal’
  • The Boston Marathon has been postponed
  • Cher is postponing all concerts in her ‘Here We Go Again Tour,’ including the Spokane Arena
  • Knitting Factory announced that artist Whitey Morgan has cancelled all Pacific Northwest shows
  • Artist Steve Hofstetter has cancelled his Yakima show, and is offering refunds for other Pacific Northwest shows
  • Othello’s Sandhill Crane Fest has been cancelled
  • ‘Once on this Island’ performances at the First Interstate Center for the Arts have been cancelled
  • All Spokane Symphony concerts have been cancelled through April 10
  • All events at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have been cancelled through April 10
  • ‘Baby Shark Live’ has been postponed
  • Spokane Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop has been suspended until further notice
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho have suspended booth sales from March 27 – April 19
  • Bloomsday has been postponed until September 20
  • Louis the Child concert rescheduled for September 10
  • Washington State Apple Blossom Festival has been postponed, but a new date has not been announced
  • Lilac City Brewfest has been cancelled

—Sports—

  • NBA has suspended their season until further notice
  • NCAA has cancelled all winter and spring sports
  • MLB Opening Day postponed until further notice
  • NHL has suspended their season until further notice
  • XFL has cancelled its regular season games; ticket holders will be issued refunds and credits
  • MLS has suspended season until further notice
  • Seattle Mariners plan to relocate opening day, tentatively scheduled for March 26
  • The 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed
  • Spokane Shock and all IFL games have suspended their season
  • Big Sky Conference cancelled remaining championship basketball games
  • Pac-12 cancelled all conference games
  • Whitworth vs. Swarthmore Sweet 16 game is barring fans from attending
  • 2020 Washington Middle School Basketball Championship is postponed
  • SYSA is cancelling all youth sports games, practices and activities; including indoor soccer and indoor flag football
  • YMCA is cancelling group glasses
  • Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park has suspended operations indefinitely
  • Schweitzer Mountain has ended its season early
  • Silver Mountain has ended its season early
  • All high schools spring sports are cancelled

—Businesses—

  • Starbucks is closing high-activity stores, and banning the use of all seating, including the cafe and patio areas
  • Dutch Bros. is temporarily banning personal mugs
  • Inland Northwest Honor Flight has postponed all trips until late April
  • Meals on Wheels Spokane is shutting down the Mid-City Concerns Senior Center indefinitely
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center will suspend all programs and regular offerings through April. In the meantime, the center will shift operations to emergency management efforts
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will be closing until March 31
  • Spokane Tribe Casino is closed until March 26, pending evaluation
  • Chewelah Casino is closed until March 26, pending evaluation
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino is closed indefinitely
  • Kalispel Casino, Kalispel Golf and Country Club is closed indefinitely
  • Fatburger 5-Mile is closed indefinitely
  • All Value Village locations are closed until April 6
  • Gov. Inslee ordered all bars closed until further notice

—City Programs—

  • All Washington state campgrounds have closed until April 30
  • Spokane Public Libraries have cancelled all events, meeting room bookings and outreach services for March
  • Meals on Wheels is suspending all ‘Silver Café’ congregate meal sites; home delivery will continue
  • Coeur d’Alene Libraries have cancelled all programs until further notice
  • Spokane Parks and Recreation has postponed several programs, but parks and natural areas are open
  • All Spokane County play structures are closed indefinitely
  • Spokane and Spokane County golf courses closed until April 9
  • • Yakima River Canyon Umtanum, Big Pines, Lmuma, and Roza recreation areas closed indefinitely
  • Liberty Recreation Site closed until further notice
  • Chopaka Lake Campground closed until further notice

—Government—

  • The U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings closed to the public until April
  • Washington’s Department of Licensing Offices will be closed until March 23, but the closure could last longer.