Local Closings, Cancellations & Delays
UPDATED - Monday 3/30/2020 5:00am
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a stay at home order for all Michigan residents. The Executive Order is in place until Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. CLICK OR TAP HERE for specific details related to this measure
The following are all closings & cancellations that have been submitted to our news team. While we are trying to provide as much information as possible, you may want to call ahead to any organizations or businesses you don't see listed here to make sure they are still open or that planned events are still scheduled to take place.
ALL K-12 Schools in Michigan, public and private, are closed through Monday 4/13/20 after an order from the state. Some schools in the area are extending their closures beyond this date.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - No face to face classes until at least Monday 4/13/20
Kellogg Community College - All facilities closed through Monday 4/13/20. Online or hybrid format teaching only. All campus events are canceled through Friday 5/15/20 including commencement, theater productions, musical performances and student award ceremonies.
Michigan High School Athletic Association - All winter sporting events suspended as well as practices for spring sports
Western Michigan University - Dorms have closed. The university also says "distance education" is extended through the rest of the Spring semester, and through final exams. April graduation ceremonies are "postponed"
All bars and restaurants in Michigan have closed apart from delivery and take-out orders, after an order from Governor Whitmer, which has been extended until Monday 4/13/20
The state ban on public gatherings of 50 people or less continues. Federal authorities are advising to not gather in groups of more than 10 until further notice.
Several Southwest Michigan churches are canceling Sunday services and all church-related events during the week. We recommend you contact your place of worship for information.
Saturday 4/11/20 - City of Springfield annual Easter Egg Hunt - Canceled
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Art Center of Battle Creek - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Full Blast in Battle Creek - closed, all programs canceled
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Disability Network in Kalamazoo - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine - Events canceled
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Kalamazoo Public Library - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) in Plainwell - All programs canceled
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - City of Portage - Will provide core city services with limited staffing
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Kalamazoo Air Zoo - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Forks Senior Center in Albion - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Portage District Library – Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Senior Health Partners in Battle Creek - All programs canceled
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Willard Library in Battle Creek and the Helen Warner Branch - Closed
Until Tuesday, 4/14/20 - Calhoun County and Court offices and facilities - Closed
Until Tuesday 4/14/20 - Curious Kids Museum in St. Joseph County - Closed
Wednesday 4/22/20 to Sunday 5/10/20 - The 2020 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo - Canceled. The pre-festival performance for Wednesday 4/15/20 has also been canceled
Until Thursday 4/30/20 - Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Kalamazoo - All public & private events with over 100 people expected in attendance canceled.
Until at least Friday 5/15/20 - Special Olympics Area 16 Kalamazoo - All events canceled
Until Further Notice - American Legion Post 68 in Paw Paw - Bingo Canceled
Until Further Notice - Battle Creek city offices - temporary closing of all city offices to the public
Until Further Notice - Battle Creek Community Foundation - Closed to the public
Until Further Notice - Battle Creek Transit - Fort Custer/VA 5W bus route will not travel into the VA Medical Center. The VA will instead provide shuttle services from a stop on Armstrong Road.
Until Further Notice - Battle Creek VA Medical Center - Pre-screening everyone on its campus for COVID-19
Until Further Notice - Bedford Township Office - Closed
Until Further Notice - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Portage - Temporarily closing customer walk-in centers and expanding remote work requirements for employees.
Until Further Notice - Dorr American Legion Post 127 in Allegan County - Closed
Until Further Notice - FireKeepers Casino in Calhoun County - Closed
Until Further Notice - Gun Lake Casino in Wayland - Closed
Until Further Notice - Gun Lake Fitness - Barry County - Closed
Until Further Notice - Kalamazoo City Non-essential Government Offices
Until Further Notice- Kalamazoo County offices - limited activity
Until Further Notice - Kool Family Center and the TFL Gym in Battle Creek - Closed - Tenants located within the Kool Center will be following direction from their respective management systems.
Until Further Notice - Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek - Easter Bunny photo sessions canceled
Until Further Notice - Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Service Centers around the state along with Field Offices are closed. The DNR is also closing headquarters buildings at all state parks and recreation areas. Access to state parks, recreation areas, and trail systems are still open.
Until Further Notice - St. Joseph County Commission on Aging - Closed
Until Further Notice - Senior Services of Southwest Michigan - Services temporarily suspended
Permanently Canceled - Battle Creek Rumble Bees - The Federal Prospects Hockey League has suspended operations for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. All remaining games are canceled
Permanently Canceled - Kalamazoo Wings - The remainder of the 2019-2020 ECHL hockey season has been canceled, including the Green Ice weekend for St. Patrick's Day
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