PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf having urged all non-essential businesses to close amid the Coronavirus outbreak, many organizations have postponed or canceled their events as a result.
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— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 16, 2020
Below is a list of closures, postponements, and cancellations.
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Arts and Entertainment
The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum will remain closed “for an extended period.”
Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum
The museums in the Strip District and Point State Park will be closed through March 29th.
In accordance with the recommendations of local and state officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will close to the public effective on Saturday, March 14, and remain closed through Sunday, March 29. pic.twitter.com/hqYMPanWoN
— Heinz History Center (@HistoryCenter) March 14, 2020
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
All shows and events have been canceled or postponed.
The Pittsburgh Marathon has been canceled.
We regret to share with all of you that the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will not take place in 2020. If you are already registered for the event, you will have two options: run virtually or receive a refund of your registration fees. https://t.co/6Zz6ifwWf8
— Pittsburgh Marathon (@PGHMarathon) March 17, 2020
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo announced it would be closed indefinitely.
The No Filter tour across North America has been postponed.
The North Shore concert venue announced it would be closed until May 1st.
The movie theater company announced it would be closed for six to twelve weeks.
The Pittsburgh-based company announced it would temporarily close all of its stores with plans to reopen on March 27th.
CEO Tim Cook announced that all Apple Store locations outside mainland China would close for two weeks.
In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $15M to help with worldwide recovery. https://t.co/ArdMA43cFJ
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 14, 2020
Beaver Valley Mall
Namdar Realty Group announced that all of its malls will be closed until further notice.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
The Western Pennsylvania based sporting goods retailer announced it would be closing for two weeks, with plans to reopen on April 2nd.
An update to our community. pic.twitter.com/95ebniZiCl
— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) March 18, 2020
The store is dedicating its first hour of business to seniors.
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
It was announced that the Tarentum shopping center will be closed indefinitely.
All Macy’s stores will be closed until March 31st.
This also includes Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores.
Mall at Robinson
The Robinson area mall announced a temporary closure.
Shell Cracker Plant
The Beaver County construction site is temporarily shutting down.
Simon announced it would be closing all of its malls nationwide through March 29th.READ MORE: Former West Penn Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty To Video Taping Employees And Patients
This closure locally affects the following malls:
- Grove City Outlets
- Ross Park Mall
- South Hills Village
The Washington, Pa. outlet will be closed until March 27th.
Target has dedicated hours to seniors in the early shopping hours.
The retailer announced changes to its hours amid the outbreak.
All of the casinos in Pennsylvania were ordered to close by the Gaming Control Board.
Bethel Park Community Center
All activities, programs, classes, meetings, events and private rentals have been canceled. The community center is closed and is expected to reopen March 29.
Pa. Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in five counties (including Allegheny County) from providing dine-in service. As a result, many establishments have shifted their business focus to providing takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery.
Non-Life Sustaining Businesses
Governor Tom Wolf ordered a closure of all non-life sustaining businesses. The list of businesses can be found here.
The U.S. Census Bureau has suspended its field operations.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
The Game Commission’s offices will be closed until at least March 30th.
U.S. Capitol Building
The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. is closed to the public until April.
United States/Canada Border
The United States and Canada agreed to close the border to non-essential travel.
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
All weekday and Sunday masses have been canceled.
All of the fish frys run by Diocese churches have been canceled.
Diocese of Greensburg
The Diocese has suspended all masses and fish frys.
All Pennsylvania K-12 Schools
Governor Tom Wolf ordered all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania be closed for 10 business days.
Area Colleges and Universities
Many area schools have either canceled classes or moved all instruction online.
West Virginia Schools
Governor Jim Justice announced all schools in the state will close indefinitely.
College and University Athletics
The Atlantic Coast Conference canceled all athletic-related activities for the rest of the school year.
The NCAA Basketball Tournament was canceled.
Major League Baseball
The upcoming baseball season is on standby and has yet to provide an update with plans when it will start.
Statement from Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting on the commitment to PNC Park employees: pic.twitter.com/EITHdDxI0T
— Pirates (@Pirates) March 17, 2020
Major League Soccer
The MLS has extended its suspension into May.
The Augusta, Ga. tournament has been postponed.
Statement from Chairman Ridley:
— The Masters (@TheMasters) March 13, 2020
National Hockey League
The NHL season has been suspended.
National Football League
The public event of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas has been canceled. The draft and selection of players will still take place.
The Steelers have canceled all public events scheduled at Heinz Field.
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The PIAA announced a 10-day shutdown on March 13th, 2020. The season suspension was extended for another two weeks, but no date has been determined to re-start any sports or activities.