Events in the region are being canceled, postponed or modified as an added measure of precaution during the coronavirus outbreak.
Here is a list of closings and event cancellations or changes.
We will continue to update this story as we learn about more impacted events, schools or businesses. With news changing quickly, please check event sites and/or with organizers to verify events are still on before making plans to attend.
Montgomery County Sheriff foreclosure and tax sales suspended
The Montgomery County Sheriff announced that as of March 19, its foreclosure and tax sales held at the Montgomery County Administration Building on West Third Street will be suspended until further notice.
Kettering Police Department fingerprinting
The Kettering Police Department announced that as of 3 p.m. on March 17, it will be canceling all fingerprinting services, and will no longer do any fingerprinting until further notice.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office C.C.W. services changed
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that its Concealed Carry Weapons department will now only offer services by appointment to help limit exposure to the virus. Services available by appointment only including apply for and renewing a concealed carry permit, as well as background checks. Applicants are asked to fill out the application ahead of their appointment. Completed permits will be mailed.
Fingerprint cards and foreclosure payments at the C.C.W. department are suspended until futher notice.
Finally, the property room has updated their hours to 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Bars and restaurants
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to cease on-site consumption to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses are offering carryout and delivery.
Fitness and entertainment
Fitness centers, gyms, bowling alleys, recreation centers, indoor water parks, indoor trampoline parks and movie theaters will all be closed at the end of the day (Monday, March, 16) following an order from the Ohio Department of Health, said DeWine.
Dayton Police Department activities canceled
The Dayton Police Department has cancelled all community engagement activities like community meetings, events, and department-sponsored training. It also canceled all ride-alongs, told volunteer Neighborhood Assistance Officers not to report for duty, and said officers will not be present at neighborhood association meetings. All of these changes will last through April 15.
Trotwood cancels city public gatherings
The city of Trotwood canceled all city public events and gatherings for the next three weeks. The city’s government offices will be closed with no face-to-face contact for the next three weeks.
Dayton Metro Library branches, Troy-Miami County library branches and Washington-Centerville library branches are closed for an undetermined time.
2nd Street Market closed until further notice
The 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St., is closed until further notice.
All other MetroParks’ parks and facilities will continue to take the necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through enhanced cleaning protocols in parks and public spaces in MetroParks.
Dayton performing arts events venues to close until further notice
Dayton Live is currently working to reschedule as many as upcoming performances as possible, including presentations by Dayton Live, Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Human Race Theatre Company, and any promoters renting the buildings.
“We will provide more details about what to do with your tickets as soon as possible. In the meantime, do not come to the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, The Loft Theatre, or the PNC Arts Annex as they are closed until further notice. “The Arts Garage will remain open for business,” Dayton Live announced in a press release. “We appreciate the leadership of our public officials and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers.”
Impacted shows include “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” “Gloria: A Life,” “The Price is Right Live,” “MasterChef Junior Live,” “The Peking Acrobats,” “Untold Stories,” “DRUM TAO,” “Jane in Concert,” “Llama Llama Live” and more programming over at least the next three weeks, available in the event calendar at daytonlive.org.
Centerville-Washington Park District programs
All Centerville-Washington Park District programs, facility reservations and athletic events are canceled from Saturday, March 14 through Monday, April 6. The parks will remain open.
Hobart Arena events
“We will be working with all of our upcoming event promoters and organizers on how these orders will impact each of their events specifically to determine what course of action may or may not need to be taken,” said Ken Siler, Troy’s Hobart Arena manager.
Little Art Theatre
All showings temporarily suspended.
Starting Friday, March 13 COSI in Columbus will be closed to the public for three weeks.
Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Art Institute will be closed now through at least April 5.
All museum events and programs scheduled during that time have been cancelled or postponed. For questions regarding private events booked at the museum, please check with the event organizer.
Updates will be posted on the museum’s social media and website
National Museum of the US Air Force
The museum will close temporarily beginning March 15. All museum events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. A release from the museum encourages people to take a virtual tour here.
Updates will be available on the museum’s website
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
The zoo is temporarily closed starting March 15. They advised in a release that they would have Facebook Live video safaris during the week, starting with a video about Fiona.
For more about the status of the zoo, visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/health-updates-and-faqs/
DAILY CALENDAR OF IMPACTED EVENTS
• Fairborn’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration St. Pat-Rock’s has been canceled.
•The city of Fairborn’s WTUE St. Pat-Rock’s Day event has been canceled.
• MasterChef Junior Live! at 7 p.m. March, 17 at the Schuster Center has been canceled.
• The Tipp City Arts Council’s Quarter Auction for scholarships and children’s programs scheduled for March 17 at the Tipp City Legion will be rescheduled.
• Comedian Jeff Dunham at Wight State’s Nutter Center has been rescheduled for July 11. Tickets will be honored for the new date.
• The Gem City Market has canceled the March 19 community meeting. The organization is working on an online update.
• The Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Spring Hiring Event scheduled for March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. has been canceled.
• The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969 at 8 p.m. March 21 has been canceled.
• A Chamber Music in Yellow Springs Catacoustic Consort on March 22 has been postponed. Ticket-holders are urged to hold onto their tickets until the event is rescheduled.
• The Emma Murray Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Church Women United in Greater Dayton is canceled.
• The 101st Findlay Market Parade ahead of the Cincinnati Reds opening game is canceled/postponed due to the coronavirus, according to the parade website.
•The Eagles tribute Hotel California show at Dayton Masonic Live will be rescheduled.
• Wright State University’s ArtsGala 2020 planned for March 28 has been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled, but a new crowdfunding campaign will be launched.
• Improving Modern Police and Community Trust has postponed the Community Clean Up event, which was initially scheduled for March 28. Further information will be provided when a new date is set, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
• Tipp City Arts Council’s March Artist Meeting at the Rusty Harden Art Studio has been canceled.
• Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at 7:30 p.m. at the Schuster Center has been canceled.
• The Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop scheduled for April 2-4, 2020 at the University of Dayton has been postponed. It is rescheduled for Oct. 29 - 31.
For registered attendees, the registration fee will be transferred allowing them to attend the workshop this fall. A refund will be granted for those who would like one. To request a refund, please contact the University of Dayton's conference services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 2.
• The IPMS Region IV Retional WrightCon, scheduled for April 3-4, has been postponed, likely until fall. Visit wright.con.com for updates.
• The Winter Guard International World Championships for Color Guard, Percussion and Winds have been canceled for 2020 and will return in 2021.
• The Ohio State Buckeyes’ annual spring football game set for April 11 at Ohio Stadium has been canceled.
• The SummitUP conference scheduled for April 14 at Sinclair Conference Center has been postponed. A new date will be announced once determined. Registration will remain valid for those already registered.
• The Dayton Art Institute’s Bourbon & Bubbles event scheduled for April 17 will be rescheduled. A new date will be announced soon. Tickets for the April 17 event will be honored for the new date.
• The Diamond Rio and Wyatt McCubbin concert at Clark State Performing Arts Center has been been rescheduled from April 17 to June 18.
• The Contemporary Dayton’s 26 Annual Art Auction on April 24 has been postponed as well as the Annual Art Auction Volunteer Training and the Auction Preview, Live Auction Reveal + Artists to Watch to a later date.
• The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon has been postponed to Oct. 9-11. It was originally scheduled for May 1-3. The Flying Pig will co-host the weekend with the Queen Bee, which has a half marathon scheduled for that weekend. Participants have the option to run the marathon in October, run a virtual marathon this spring, donate their registration or defer for Flying Pig Marathon dates in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
• The Garth Brooks concert scheduled for May 16 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati has been rescheduled for June 27. All tickets will be honored.
• The spring Honor Flight Dayton trip scheduled for May 23 has been postponed. The next confirmed trip is Oct. 17.
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