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Notifications & Cancellations Concerning COVID-19 Pandemic

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Click here for the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


Click here for the latest from Maryland Department of Health.

Maryland schools will be closed through Friday, April 24, 2020. 

All Maryland non-essential businesses to close by 5p on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Allegiant Air – Get the lastest here.

Baltimore Soundstage – Check for updates or email

Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore –The Archbishop of Baltimore has canceled all public Masses until further notice. Archbishop Lori will celebrate private Masses at 11 a.m. Sundays that will be livestreamed and available through

Discovery Station – As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Discovery Station will temporarily close to the public.

Fillmore Silver Spring – Check for updates.

Frederick County Senior Services – The Frederick County Senior Services Division has temporarily closed all senior centers to the public. All activities, programs and events are cancelled until further notice. The Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver two meals a day to homebound adults, Monday through Friday, or adults of any age with a chronic health condition or disability who meet program eligibility guidelines and live in Frederick County. Senior Services Division offices will remain open and staff are available to answer questions at 301-600-1234. Additional information is available by visiting

Frederick Fairgrounds – The Frederick Fairgrounds in response to the Governor’s Executive Order, dated March 12th, has postponed ALL events being held at the Frederick Fairgrounds this month.  For a listing of those events and updates please go to 

Hagerstown Community College – Effective Wednesday, March 18, HCC will be operating remotely. All buildings will be locked. All events and activities are cancelled.

Hagerstown Community College Alumni – The 2020 HCC Alumni Cruise scheduled for May 3 to May 16 has been canceled.

Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group – The Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2, has been cancelled.

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum – As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum will temporarily close to the public. The museum plans to reopen on Friday, May 1.

Leadership Washington County – Leadership Washington County is postponing its April 21 event, LWC Presents Healthcare in Maryland and Washington County.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services – The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspended all visits to correctional facilities effective Thursday to protect employees, inmates and detainees and their families. The department will provide free phone calls and video visitation for inmates and is working on enhancing those visitation methods, according to a news release.

Maryland Ensemble Theater – Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) announced Thursday that their annual fundraiser, Retro Prom initially scheduled for March 28 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22.

Maryland Theatre – Due to the threat of COVID-19, all public performances and events scheduled at the Maryland Theatre through April 6, 2020 will be canceled effective immediately.For the most up to date information on upcoming performances, postponed events or cancellations please visit 

Meritus Health – The farmers’ market that is held in each Tuesday in the Robinwood Professional Center atrium is temporarily closed. A tentative reopening is set for April 1, based on the conditions with regard to COVID-19 at that time.

Ram’s Head Live – All shows and events cancelled temporarily. Check websites for details.

St. John’s Lutheran Church – Effective immediately St. John’s Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will be closed until March 29. Please check the website or call the office for updates.

The Anthem – All shows and events cancelled temporarily. Check for details.

Town of Hancock – All reservations for use of town pavilions and use of rooms at Town Hall in March and April are cancelled until further notice. Town offices will remain open for public business. The Washington County Commission on Aging Congregate site at Town Hall will be closed as of Monday, March 16, with a “grab and go” option for food delivery.

University of Maryland extension offices – Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, University of Maryland has closed all extension offices on Friday, March 13. Staff will be checking the voicemail messages periodically, so please call 301-791-1304 and leave a message.

Valley Mall – The health and well-being of our shopper and tenant community is our top priority. With that in mind, we are following orders of state officials to close the Valley Mall facility to the public. Valley Mall will be temporarily closed starting at 5pm on March 19, 2020. Select restaurants are offering delivery and curbside pick-up. Please click here for the most up-to-date information.

Washington County Senior Softball League’s Softball Bonanza – originally scheduled for Sat., March 21st, has been postponed and rescheduled to Sat., April 11th, due to the COVID-19 virus. Should anything change, we will let you know.


PA Department of Health –

PA Emergency Management Agency – and daily televised briefings

PA Department of Community and Economic Development-

PA Department of Labor and Industry-

Pennsylvania schools will be closed through Friday, April 3, 2020.

**Chambersburg Area School District will return to school April 14, 2020.

**Greencastle Antrim School District will return to school April 13, 2020.

Antrim Township – offices will be CLOSED beginning on March 23, 2020. Our website and news media will be updated regularly to keep you informed. Contact information can be obtained on the township’s website at or by calling 717-597-3818. Payments can be made utilizing the dropbox at the main entrance. The Antrim Township Tax Collector’s office will also be closed until further notice. Staff can be contacted by phone at 717-597-5995. Payments can be made at the office using the dropbox.

Borough of Chambersburg – Chambersburg City Hall and the Utility Department Addition are closed to all members of the public unless a staff member escorts them, effective close of business Friday, March 20.

While Borough workers will continue to come and go to our facilities, access to the customer service functions would only be:

• Via telephone at either 717-264-5151 or the 24/7 Utility Customer Service Center at 717-263-4111;

• Via email at either, or the 24/7 Utility Customer Service Center at;

• By accessing the Customer Service Department through the Drive-Thru Teller Window at City Hall; which will remain open during regular business hours;

• By accessing the Police Department: call 911 for all emergencies, or the Police Non-Emergency number at (717) 263-1611 for non-emergencies;

• By visiting the Police Department vestibule on S. Second Street and picking up the black emergency access phone, which is available 24/7;

• By accessing Borough employees by their personal email addresses or direct dial phone numbers; available on our website

Bucknell University, currently on spring break, will also start “remote education mode” next week cancelling all in-person classes. Students living on campus will have to move out.

Capitol Theatre Center – As a precautionary measure, the Capitol Theatre Center is closed to the general public and all events at the Capitol Theatre Center through May 3, are either postponed or cancelled. Please check our website at or Facebook page for updates.Current ticket holders and rental groups are in the process of being contacted. For more information, please call the box office at 717-263-0202.

Chambersburg Chamber – In light of recent concerns regarding COVID-19 and with the interests of our community at heart, some Chamber events have been postponed, including: March Lunch & Learn with Penn State Mont Alto, March Mixer at Montessori Academy, Chamber Uncorked, April Lunch & Learn with Organic Remedies Dispensary and April Mixer at Franklin County Housing Authority.

Gallery 50/Music Makers – CLOSED through April 13. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and re-open as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Gamut Theatre in Harrisburg is canceling all public performances through April 3.

Greencastle Chamber Events – 7th Annual Craft Beer and Wine Festival — Postponed! Date TBD – Sponsored by M&T Bank
Great American Clean Up Day — Postponed! Date TBD —
Other events previously listed may be changed. Any updates will be posted.

Harrisburg Wine Festival – We will be postponing the event indefinitely until such a time when the CDC allows for larger gatherings and our event partners at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board are able to come together to find a new date for the event. Thank you for your support of the Harrisburg Wine Festival. We hope to see you soon.

Luhr’s Center – As a state system university, we are bound by the directives from the Governor calling for all large gatherings to be canceled, postponed, or virtualized.

As such, we need to immediately withdraw all promotions for the following shows:

  • The Bachelor Live on Stage; March 31, 2020
  • An Evening with David Sedaris; April 3, 2020
  • University Wind Ensemble; April 5, 2020

Millersville University, face-to-face instruction will be suspended from March 21-27, which is right after spring break. “Students should not report to campus during this period,” the university said. Face-to-face courses will resume remotely March 30, but students should still not report to campus. Read more here.

PA CareerLink – Closed through April 5th. Online services available at

Penn State Extension has canceled all public, in-person workshops, conferences, meetings through April 5.

Penn State will restrict attendance at its athletic events over the next three weeks, through April 3.

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center has canceled all events for March.

Rutter’s Lebanon has postponed its Grand Opening event until a date yet to be scheduled.

York College is suspending face-to-face classes at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 13. The campus will then be closed as of noon March 15 until March 30. Classes will continue remotely. All college-sponsored events, both on- and off-campus, will be canceled during this period.

York County History Center has canceled or postponed all special programs for the month of March.

Waynesboro Area Lioness Lions Club/WALL Club – Bingo for 3/28 at Quincy Community Center will be postponed.


Click here for the latest from West Virginia Health and Human Resources. 

West Virginia schools will be closed through April 20, 2020.

**Jefferson County Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. 

Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County – The annual Easter Flower Sale scheduled for April 10 and 11 in Shepherdstown, W.Va., has been cancelled due to COVID-19 virus. Watch the AWS website at and AWS facebook page for any new developments.

Blue Ridge CTC – A policy of only essential personnel will go into effect on Friday, March 20 at 4:30pm.

Charles Town Library – The Charles Town (W.Va.) Library will be closed to the public until further notice. The popular Story Time events with Miss Debbie and Mr. Tim will continue live-streamed on Facebook when possible. Please check our website at and our Facebook page for updates.

Hollywood Casino Event Center – Michael Ray & Carly Pearce show on 3/13 has been postponed to October 17.

Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club has canceled its March 26 meeting at Shepherd’s Whey Creamery in Martinsburg.

Martinsburg VA Medical Center is taking proactive steps to protect its veterans, employees, visitors and volunteers. As part of the process, everyone who enters the campus will be pre-screened. This may lengthen entry times, so patients are advised to allow for that when arriving for their appointments. Non-essential building entrances have been closed and patients, staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors will be screened for signs of respiratory illness and COVID-19 exposure at the main entrance until further notice.

West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy announced that at the state’s correctional facilities all non-attorney visitation has been halted, with phone and video visitation still available and unaffected.

Shepherd University has extended spring break for student through March 27. The University will alert students and faculty via employee email, student email, posts on its website and the RAVE alert system when the decision has been reached whether the university will deploy distance leaning on March 30, or students will return for face-to-face classroom instruction.

The I Steadies 35th anniversary party from April 25 has been rescheduled to October 17 at the same time.

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