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(WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Stay-at-Home order went into effect March 24.

That called for the closure of any non-essential businesses that remained open.

He also ordered the closure of all but five BMVs, which will remain open to keep truckers on the road.


City of Akron: Closing customer service departments to in-person visits effective immediately, until further notice.

Ashtabula County Jail: Inmate visitation suspended

City of Barberton: Restricting public access to the municipal building located at 576 W. Park Ave. until further notice. This closure restricts public access to all departments within the municipal building.

Beachwood: Beachwood City Hall is closed to the public as of Thursday, March 19, 2020. Beachwood’s Police, Fire and Rescue, and Public Works Departments are all being maintained at full staffing levels. All rubbish & recycling collection is proceeding under its regular schedule.

City of Cleveland: The City of Cleveland is moving to an essential workforce and will not allow public access to certain city buildings. All employees will be paid as normal. City Hall will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for limited public services. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, City Hall will be closed.

Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland Public Library has closed to the public until further notice. All programs, services, outreach activities, and meeting room reservations have also been canceled.   The Library will continue to provide brown bag meals to children Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Main Library and the 27 neighborhood branches. 

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court: The Justice Center, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the historic Courthouse remain open for essential functions of the justice system. “We are asking that people do not come to the buildings unless they have been specifically instructed to report, or they have a hearing already scheduled.”

Cuyahoga Job and Family Services: In-person assessments and on-site visits related to work activity requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are suspended until further notice.

Cuyahoga Public Library: All programs, classes, outreach programs, meeting room bookings and events suspended through April 5.

City of Cuyahoga Falls: Suspended in-person tax assistance at City Hall. Operations suspended at Brookledge Golf Course and Downview Sports Center.

Garfield Heights: Remote appearances will be scheduled case-by-case.

Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court: Pretrial and Review Hearings will be conducted by teleconference. Essential hearings, Emergency Custody, Guardianship and Statutorily required hearings will be held in court, but only the parties, their attorneys and required witnesses shall attend. Nonessential hearings will be rescheduled to April.

City of Kent: Closing city offices to in person visits

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: Closed, check here for virtual visits

Lorain Public Library System: Lorain Public Library System is suspending programs and meeting room reservations at all branch locations effective through April 11. All six branches will continue to be open their regular business hours.

City of Louisville: Playgrounds closed

City of Mayfield Heights: Playgrounds closed

City of Medina: Medina Community Recreation Center, all libraries closed

Newburgh Heights: All public meetings, with the exception of regularly scheduled council, planning commission, and board of zoning appeals meetings are canceled until at least April 15. All Traffic Court and Photo Enforcement Hearings are being postponed and rescheduled until at least after April 15. All use of the community room/senior center will be canceled until at least April 15.

North Ridgeville: City hall is closed to visitors unless they have an appointment.

Rescue Village in Geauga County: The shelter is closed through Saturday, April 4. For the time being, all animals in their care have been placed in loving foster homes. Staff will be in touch with these families to make sure both the animals and foster families are safe and healthy and that the animals can remain there until they reopen.

Richmond Heights: All senior exercise classes, Pickle Ball classes, Garden Club, Belle Oaks at Richmond Rd. discussion, Ward 1 & Ward 3 discussion, Senior Police Academy, Shred Day, Community Conversations, Kiwanis Upstage players performance, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, Coffee with a Cop, Cop Scouts

Rocky River Public Library:  The library is closed until further notice. 

City of Oberlin: All public meetings canceled. Click here for latest updates with the city.

City of Parma: City of Parma Parks and Rec has canceled all spring soccer events, games and practices. Refunds will be provided to families.

Perkins Township: All township board and commission meetings for the Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Parks Board are canceled until further notice.

City of Sandusky: All city buildings closed to the public, municipal court open at Judge O’Brien’s discretion

Summit County Common Pleas Court: All trials shall be suspended for 14 days effective on March 12, with the exception of Stanley Ford, unless Judge Croce determines otherwise or we become aware of an issue that poses additional concern or the Governor orders the closing of public buildings. All civil matters shall be conducted by telephone or video conference.

Social Security offices: All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday. If you already have an in-office appointment scheduled, they will call you to handle your appointment over the phone instead.

Village of Walton Hills: Due to the COVID-19 virus the lobby at the police station is closed until further notice. To file police reports, call the station and an officer will either take the information over the phone, or in person outside weather permitting.


Akron Art Museum: The Akron Art Museum is closed and has postponed or canceled all public programming originally scheduled through April 30.

Cleveland Metroparks: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be closed through March 31. All Cleveland Metroparks indoor public facilities have been closed and all upcoming events and programs have been temporarily canceled due to coronavirus concerns. More here.

Castaway Bay’s Indoor Water Park: Closed through the end of the month

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Closed indefinitely

Great Lakes Brewing Company: Great Lakes Brewing Company is temporarily closing its brewpub and gift shop. The company will update their social media accounts with information regarding their re-opening.

Great Lakes Science Center: It will be closed for the foreseeable future. This includes private rental events and DOME movie screenings. 

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark: Closing through April 2 

Lake Metroparks: Trails open, all other facilities closed until May 3.

Medina County Park District: All park programs are canceled through April 30. In addition, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary, and Susan Hambley Nature Center are closed to the public through April 30. All other parks, trails and preserves remain open to visitors — including Brunswick Lake Park, where Susan Hambley Nature Center is located. Check for updates here.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Closed

Playhouse Square: Playhouse Square has postponed all performances until Governor DeWine’s ban on mass gatherings has been lifted. More information, here.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Temporarily closed. Check here for updates.

Christmas Story House:  Due to COVID-19, The Christmas Story House and Museum are closed until further notice.

Cleveland Museum of Art: Temporarily closed

Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Temporarily closed

Children’s Museum of Cleveland: It will temporarily close through April 5. All museum operations, including special events, programs and tours will be suspended until April 6.

Cleveland Botanical Garden/Holden Aboretum: Temporarily closed

Cleveland Opera Theatre: All performances postponed through May 1.

Western Reserve Historical Society: The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is closing all public venues through April 5, 2020. This change affects public operations at the Cleveland History Center, our main campus and headquarters in University Circle, and Hale Farm & Village, our living history museum in Bath. Both sites will be closed to the public through April 5, 2020.



Akron Civic Theatre: The following are postponed: Ballet Excel Ohio’s The Snow Queen; Lights Out: The Frankie Valli Tribute; Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience; Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone; The Red Hot Chili Pipers; Brit Floyd; Ambrosia and John Ford Coley; YEPAW’S SoulCappella; Master Chef Jr.; Clint Black; Bruce in the USA; Spirits of the Civic – Wild Oscar’s Night; Almost Queen; Brian Culbertson; Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dogs; Alice Goes to Oz – The Ballet; Candid Camera LOL Tour. The following are canceled: Sober Seventeenth and The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors.

The Agora: Closed until further notice. Current tickets will be valid for rescheduled shows. A refund will be automatically issued if a show cannot be rescheduled.

Cirque Du Soleil: Canceling all performances in Cleveland. 

Cleveland Dyngus Day: Dyngus Day Cleveland on April 13 in Gordon Square is canceled. The board of directors intend to reschedule later in 2020.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: All train rides cancelled through April 30. Contact customer service for a refund. 

Kenny Chesney concert: Kenny Chesney has postponed his May 28 show at Blossom Music Center. Details regarding the future show date and potential refunds will be provided soon. Click here for more.

Rock Hall Induction Ceremony: Postponed. The sold-out event was scheduled for May 2 at Public Auditorium in downtown Cleveland. A new date has been set for November 7.

Dennis DeYoung: The event has been rescheduled for July 18. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Wolstein Center events: Closed until further notice


Cleveland Monsters: The American Hockey League has suspended play until further notice. Information on any refunds and credits for Monsters games will be announced in the near future.

Cleveland Cavaliers: The NBA suspended the season until further notice. Specific Cavaliers ticket refund information has not been announced.

Cleveland Indians: The MLB delayed the start of the regular season by at least two weeks and is suspending spring training games. 

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Columbus Blue Jackets are the first National Hockey League team to say they’ll hold home games without fans in the stands. The Blue Jackets announced that their game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins would be limited to “home and visiting club personnel, credentialed media and broadcast partners, essential club and arena staff and NHL officials.” The decision comes in response to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement that he is issuing an order regarding “mass gatherings,” include a ban on spectators at sports events.

Akron RubberDucks: The RubberDucks are following the lead of Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball. The start of the season has been delayed.

OHSAA: All remaining Ohio High School Athletic Association winter tournaments are postponed until further notice. This includes boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling and ice hockey.

Dental Appointments postponed:

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and requests from Gov. Mike DeWine, the State Dental Board is asking practicing dentists to reschedule any elective procedures, including cleanings.

Any cosmetic or aesthetic procedures, such as veneers, teeth bleaching, or cosmetic bonding

  • All routine hygiene appointments
  • Any cosmetic or aesthetic procedures, such as veneers, teeth bleaching, or cosmetic bonding
  • Any orthodontic procedures not including those that relieve pain and infection or restore oral function or are trauma-related
  • Initiation of any crowns, bridges, or dentures that do not address or prevent pain or restore normal oral functioning
  • Any periodontal plastic surgery
  • Extraction of asymptomatic non-carious teeth
  • Recall visits for periodontally healthy patients
  • Delay all appointments for high-risk patients, including ASA 2 and 3 patients, unless it is an emergency