LIVE BLOG: Closings and cancellations due to COVID-19

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LIVE BLOG: Closings and cancellations due to COVID-19

COLUMBIA – This live blog will be the single place where we will post closings and cancellations due to COVID-19. This list will include schools, community organizations and large events (200+ attendees, ticketed or expected).

We are moving closings and cancellations from our other lists to this one. Starting Wednesday, March 18, listings will be in order of those most recently received at the top.

You can send information on closings or cancellations to School administrators who need to have information posted need to call (573) 884-6398 and ask to speak to a KOMU 8 News manager.

UPDATED 8:05 Wednesday, March 18

MedZou Community Health Clinic - closed for two weeks

Boone Hospital Community and Medical Fitness Center - Closing at noon on March 18, expected to be closed 2-4 weeks but reopening date to be determined.

COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Classes canceled from Wednesday, March 18 to at least April 12.

JEFFERSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT – Classes canceled from Wednesday, March 18 to at least April 6.

BOONVILLE R-1 – Closed March 18-April 3.

CAMDENTON R-3 – Closed March 17-April 3.

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL – In-school classes canceled from March 18-April 12.

COLUMBIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL – Moving to e-learning format starting Thursday, March 19, continuing through April 3. Spring Break will go on as scheduled from March 23-27.

DIOCESE OF JEFFERSON CITY – All three high schools and 37 elementary schools will close March 18-April 3.

FAYETTE R-3 – Closed March 17-March 31.

FULTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closing March 18 and will resume April 6.

HARRISBURG R-8 – Classes are canceled through March 30.

IBERIA R-5 – Closed March 17-31.

JAMESTOWN C-1– Closed until further notice

MARIES COUNTY R-1 VIENNA– Dismissing classes at 12:56 on 3/18, classes will resume April 6

MARSHALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Classes are canceled through Wednesday, March 18.

MEXICO PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed March 20-April 12.

MIDDLE GROVE C-1 – Closing March 18 through April 3.

MISSOURI MILITARY ACADEMY – MMA will maintain a contained campus through April 3, 2020. During this time, MMA cadets will have minimal contact with anyone outside of the immediate MMA community and will not leave campus.

MOBERLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closing March 18 through April 3.

MORGAN COUNTY R-2 – Closed March 18-April 5.

NEW FRANKLIN R-1 – Closed March 18-March 31

OSAGE COUNTY R-2 – Closed March 17-April 12.

PILOT GROVE C-4 – Closed March 19 through April 3.

RENICK R-5 – Schools will close at the end of Tuesday, March 17, and will reopen Tuesday, April 7.

SOUTH CALLAWAY R-2 – Closed March 18 through April 3.


SWEET SPRINGS R-7 SCHOOLS – Sweet Spring R-7 Schools will be closed the week of March 16. 

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL- The school will be closed March 18-April 3.

VAN-FAR R-1 – Closed March 18-April 3

Enunciation Catholic Church – Wednesday classes canceled until April 8.

Upscale Resale Assistance League of Mid-Missouri Store - Closed through April 14. Please refrain from dropping off donations until the store reopens.

Moberly Parks and Recreation - Offices are closed to the public starting March 18, but business is still open by phone and online. Restrooms and playgrounds are closed. The United Way Mother-Son Dance is postponed until October, and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is canceled. The Sports Registration event set for March 24 is canceled. Parks and Rec representatives will be available by phone on March 24 for softball registration.

Voluntary Action Center - Provisions of services will be done by appointment only until further notice. Walk-in services will not be provided at this time. Appointments will be set during service hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry - There are no Friday Senior Lunches or game days until further notice. Food distribution will be on March 25 as scheduled from 8 a.m.  to 12 noon with a modified sign-in procedure. Please do not come to the pantry if they are sick or running a fever. Ask a neighbor or family member to pick up.

The Salvation Army - Social Services and Food Pantry located at 1108 West Ash Street will operate by appointment only until further notice. To schedule an appointment for the food pantry please call between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment for Pathway of Hope, birth certificates or IDs please call between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The number to call is 573-442-3229.

The Community Lunch program is suspended within The Salvation Army shelter, Harbor House, located at 602 North Ann Street, but sacked/boxed lunches are available. Worship services are temporarily suspended. All volunteer activities are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Wellsville Public Library - Closed from March 18 through April 5.

Morgan County Library - Closed through April 5.

State Historical Society of Missouri - The State Historical Society of Missouri and all SHSMO research centers in Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Rolla, Saint Louis, and Springfield, including the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 31.

River City Habitat for Humanity - All operations suspended for the remainder of March.

Boone Electric Cooperative - The lobby of Boone Electric Cooperative in Columbia will be closed starting March 17 until further notice. BEC will continue to have member service representatives in drive-thru during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and the kiosk is also available in the drive-thru. BEC staff will also continue to answer phones and online chat messaging, and BEC has multiple payment options for members to make from the comfort of their homes. 

Missouri River Regional Library - The library will close after 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, for an indefinite period of time. All due dates will be extended and overdue fines from March 18, 2020 on will be waived until the library reopens. Book drops will be closed.

Columbia Senior Activity Center - The Columbia Senior Activity Center will be closed from March 18-31. During this time, healthy choice sack lunches (which includes soup and sandwich, chips, and dessert) will be available for $5.00 at the front door of the building located at 1121 Business Loop 70 East during 11:00am-12:00pm Monday -Friday.

Aging Best Senior Centers - Aging Best (formerly Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging) has suspended the congregate meal program and activities at all Aging Best partner Senior Centers. The suspension will begin March 16 and will continue through March 31. 

Centralia Senior Center - The center will be closed from March 17 through March 27.

Diocese of Jefferson City - Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has announced all public Masses will be suspended in the Diocese of Jefferson City, beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and until at least April 3.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry- Columbia - The Salvation Army Food Pantry will be by appointment only until April 24. Those who want to schedule an appointment can call between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (573)-442-3229.

Ronald McDonald House Charities - The House will stay open to families, but will limit the number of volunteers admitted or present at certain times.

Mizzou Jumpstart - Jumpstart Mizzou has discontinued sessions at all schools & community sites for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Women’s Network - Wednesday’s Professional Development Luncheon has been canceled.

Boone County History and Culture Center - The center will close through March 31, and all events and concerts are canceled through April.

Eldon Senior Center - The Eldon Senior Center will be closed for group meals through March 29. The center will offer curbside meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily, and will continue meal delivery to homebound residents as scheduled.

Governor’s Mansion Spring Tours - Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion announced tours of the Mansion will be temporarily suspended. If you have a group visiting the Mansion in the months of March and April, please contact tour coordinator, Suzy Schneider at (573) 230-7000 for further information.

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference - The conference scheduled for March 31-April 1 has been canceled. The University of Missouri will process refunds over the next week. Direct questions to

Care Connection for Aging Services - Care Connection will close its main office in Warrensburg and all 21 west-central Missouri senior centers starting Monday, March 16 through March 31. The area agency on aging will continue to have staff at central office and most centers to answer telephones and to prepare and deliver meals to the homebound during this time.

AARP Tax Aide at the Salvation Army - Tax return preparations will stop for the next two weeks. Organizers will assess the situation as it develops.

Unbound Book Festival - The festival, scheduled for April 23-26, is canceled. The board will meet soon to see if it can be rescheduled for the fall, or if they’ll look ahead to next spring’s festival.

MoNASP State Tournament - The state tournament scheduled for March 19-21 has been canceled. MoNASP announced Monday it will cancel the virtual tournament it planned in place of the scheduled tournament in Branson.

We Always Swing Jazz Series Art Blakey Centennial Celebration - The event scheduled for March 19 at Missouri Theater has been canceled. We Always Swing Jazz Series said rescheduling won’t be possible.

Mid-MO Baby Expo – Zimmer Communications and Boone Hospital have postponed the Mid-MO Baby Expo planned for March 14 to June 27.
The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall – In a news release Wednesday, The Blue Note announced the cancellation of The Glitch Mob on April 25. The Glitch Mob postponed its tour because of COVID-19 concerns.

The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall will reschedule or postpone all events scheduled to take place at the two venues through March 31. The Blue Note box office will also be closed.

Valhalla’s Gate – Valhalla’s Gate, a game store on Bernadette Drive, announced it would cancel all events in March on its website and on Facebook. The store is also closing its rental library “for the next few weeks.”

The store will offer curbside delivery to customers for the next few weeks.

Missouri State Parks events and programs – Missouri state park and historic site programs and events are postponed or cancelled now through April 30. Missouri State Park visitor centers, campgrounds and lodging will remain open until further notice.

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