Coronavirus 411: How COVID-19 is impacting Northeast Ohio


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As cases of COVID-19 continue to pop up in Northeast Ohio, it is important to stay up to date on the impact the Coronavirus is having on our area. Here are a few phone numbers and websites you can refer to if you have questions about COVID-19.

United States CDC: 1-800-232-4636

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Ohio Department of Health: 1-833-427-5634

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MetroHealth COVID-19 Hotline: 1-440-592-6843

Latest information on COVID-19:

COVID-19 News

EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED/POSTPONED/CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC:

ALL OHIO BARS / RESTAURANTS

Effective as of 9PM Sunday March 15 - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All bars and restaurants are CLOSED to the Public

All Take Out / Delivery food services are still available

SCHOOLS

All Ohio Schools (Extended Spring Break)- NO SCHOOL until April 3

ALL K-12, Public, Private and Charter schools

CASINOS

JACK Cleveland Casino- CLOSED until further notice

JACK Thistledown Racino- CLOSED until further notice

“Based on directives from the State of Ohio, we will be temporarily suspending our operation at JACK Thistle Down Racino and JACK Cleveland Casino. We will be actively working to limit the impact on our team members, guests and partners and we will announce a reopening timeframe as soon as we have additional information. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to your favorite JACK property as soon as possible.”

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MGM Northfield Park- CLOSED until further notice

SPORTS

MAC Basketball Tournament- March 11- March 14

The Mid-American Conference is cancelling the remainder of the 2020 MAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament per MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher.

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American Hockey League- Cleveland Monsters

ALL AHL games have been suspended indefinitely.

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NCAA Tournament- March 17-March 18 and March 20-22

The NCAA is cancelling the upcoming basketball tournament because of the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning there will be no March Madness.

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National Basketball Association-Cleveland Cavaliers

All NBA games have been suspended. The NBA suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus.

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Major League Baseball- Cleveland Indians- Delayed Start of Season

Major League Baseball is suspending spring training and the start of the regular season by at least two weeks.

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Ohio High School Athletic Association- ALL REMAINING OHSAA Winter Tournaments

This includes boys basketball regional and state wrestling, ice hockey and girls basketball.

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EVENTS

Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade- March 17

"In a press release, the parade's executive director Linda Carney said: “It is my sad duty to inform you that after talking with officials from City Hall this morning, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to fears about public safety in the wake of the developing Coronovirus situation. We thank you for your interest in our beloved Parade. We hope that you will be able to join us in 2021!”

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Pro Football Hall of Fame- March 16- March 27- CLOSED

"As a public health precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Museum will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. The health and safety of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s visitors, as well as staff and volunteers, is a top priority."

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest- March 21- March 22

"The health and safety of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s employees, volunteers and visitors is the Hall’s top priority. Based on the recommendations of state and local health care officials to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the Hall of Fame is postponing the Hall of Fame Fan Fest scheduled for March 21-22.

A new date will be announced at a later time. Fans who bought tickets to the Fan Fest will automatically receive a full refund and will have the first option to purchase tickets when the event is rescheduled. For questions concerning a refund, please contact the Pro Football Hall of Fame at 1-844-446-3849 (4-HOF-TIX) or email at tickets@profootballhof.comor email tickets@profootballhof.com."

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Cleveland International Film Festival- March 25-April 5

"While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44’s amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City’s obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square."

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ENTERTAINMENT

Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall performances)- March 12- March 14

All events scheduled for this weekend are cancelled, no word on future performances.

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Ms. Lauren Hill (MGM Northfield Park)- March 12

Rescheduled date is September 9, hold on to your tickets.

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Cleveland Metroparks (Zoo, public parks and golf courses)- March 13 until AT LEAST March 31

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is CLOSED including the The RainForest.

All Nature Centers & Nature Shops are CLOSED

Merwin's Wharf Restaurant is CLOSED

Cleveland Metroparks OUTDOOR locations will remain OPEN including parks and golf courses

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Tyler Farr (Thirsty Cowboy)-March 13

Show has been postponed, new date July 11th.

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Dennis DeYoung (MGM Northfield Park)- March 13

Due to escalating concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Dennis DeYoung’s March 13 appearance at MGM Northfield Park has been rescheduled for July 18. All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date.

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IX Piston Powered Auto Rama- March 13-March 15

"With anticipation of the order from the Governor of the State of Ohio to ban mass gatherings due to COVID-19, the 2020 I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama at the I-X Center, March 13, 14 & 15 has been cancelled. To all attendees who purchased advance tickets: Pre-sold tickets issued for the 2020 I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama will be applied to the 2021 event, which will take place March 12, 13 and 14, 2021 at the I-X Center. To all event participants, sponsors and vendors: I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Management will be in direct communication regarding this year’s cancellation."

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Trevor Noah (Comedian)- March 14

Tour stop at MGM Northfield Park has been POSTPONED to August 1

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum- March 14-March 27

CLOSED to the public

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Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo (IX Center)- March 20-March 22

New rescheduled dates in the fall to be announced at a later time.

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Granger Smith- March 21

Tour stop at Thirsty Cowboy for March 21st has been POSTPONED. Rescheduled date to be announced at a later date/time.

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Grand Funk Railroad (MGM Northfield Park)- March 21

Tour stop at MGM Northfield Park has been POSTPONED to October 9

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I-X Indoor Amusement Park-March 26-April 19- CANCELLED

Advance tickets purchased using a credit card online (ixamusementpark.com) or Discount Drug Mart will be refunded automatically within 3 to 5 business days. Advance tickets purchased at Discount Drug Mart locations using cash, refunds will be issued at the store tickets were originally purchased. Advance tickets purchased using Groupon will be refunded within 30 days from March 13, 2020.

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Michael Buble (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)- March 27

Show has been postponed, rescheduled date to be announced at a later date/time.

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Donnie Iris and The Cruisers (Canton Palace Theatre)- March 28

Show has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

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Dyngus Day Cleveland- April 13

The 2020 parade and festivities will be postponed and rescheduled.

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!- (Wolstein Center)- April 4-5

"In accordance with the local health authority’s recommendations on travel and group gatherings amid COVID-19 concerns, the Sesame Street Live scheduled on April 4-5, 2020 at The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University has been cancelled.All credit card sales will automatically be refunded within 7-10 business days. Patrons must go to point of purchase. Cash refunds must go to the Box Office, please check hours of operation for box office hours."

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Straight No Chaser- (MGM Northfield Park)- April 4

Tour stop at MGM Northfield Park has been POSTPONED, rescheduled date to be announced at a later date/time

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony- May 2

Rock Hall President Joel Peresman said they are postponing the event at Public Auditorium and says they are looking at rescheduling the event at a later date.

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Kenny Chesney- (Blossom Music Center)- May 28

"Chillaxification" tour stop at Blossom Music Center has been postponed. Rescheduled date to be announced at a later date/time.

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Cleveland Public Library-CLOSED

All branches closed until further notice.

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Cuyahoga County Public Library- March 14 - April 5- ALL Branches CLOSED

During this time, eleven locations will have a drive-up service Monday-Thursday 11:00AM-7:00PM and Friday & Saturday from 9:00AM-5:00PM.

Locations include:

Beachwood, Garfield Heights, Mayfield, Middleburg Heights, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Orange, Parma, Parma-Snow, South Euclid-Lyndhurst and Warrensville Heights Branches.

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Geauga County Public Library- CLOSED

ALL Branches of GCPL will be closed to the public through at least April 6

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Great Lakes Science Center

CLOSED until further notice including The DOME Theater and Camp Curiosity Spring Break Camps

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The Cleveland Agora (Concert venue)-CLOSED

The venue is closed until further notice with the hope of rescheduling any shows affected. Individual updated to come.

CONFIRMED POSTPONED SHOWS (RESCHEDULED DATES TBD):

March 25 - A Bowie Celebration

March 26 - Cody Johnson

April 4 - In This Moment / Black Veil Brides

April 11 - Nikki Glaser

CONFIRMED POSTPONED / RESCHEDULED SHOW:

March 14th - Lupe Fiasco - Postponed to Saturday, June 13.

March 21st - All Fizzed Up - Postponed to Saturday, July 11.

CONFIRMED CANCELLED:

March 13th - Three 6 Mafia

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Cleveland Botanical Gardens- CLOSED

The Botanical Gardens is closed to the public until further notice.

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Children’s Museum Cleveland-CLOSED

CMC has made the decision to temporarily close to the public effective immediately, through April 5.

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The Akron Civic Theatre- POSTPONED SHOWS

The Theatre has postponed all of its upcoming shows.

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HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND- CLOSED Until Further Notice

CLOSED with the hope of rescheduling any shows affected.

  CONFIRMED POSTPONED SHOWS (DATE TBD):

March 13 – Mod Sun

March 14 – Mr. Speed (Tribute to KISS)

March 15 – Dayglow

March 15 – Devin Townsend

March 16 – The Wonder Years

March 20 – The Purple Madness (Tribute to Prince)

March 21 – COLORS Presents: R&B Only

March 24 – Hippie Sabotage

April 1 - Davido

April 2 – Electric Feels (Indie Rock Dance Party)

April 4 – Circa Survive

April 7 – G Herbo

April 25 – Organ Grinders Ball 25

May 2 - Questlove

CONFIRMED POSTPONED / RESCHEDULED SHOW:

March 27 – Coin POSTPONED to June 1

CONFIRMED CANCELLED:

March 22 – World Famous Gospel Brunch

March 31 - beabadoobee

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Cirque Du Soleil- June 24- June 28

Tour stop at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse has been CANCELLED

RELIGION

Catholic Diocese (All Catholic churches in the state)- March 14-March 29

By the order of The Catholic Bishops of Ohio, Catholic faithful in Ohio are dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29

GROCERY

Giant Eagle- hours changed

ALL Stores will be open seven days a week 7:00am-10:00pm

Pharmacy hours will remain the same

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Walmart Stores-hours changed

ALL store will be open seven days a week 6:00am - 11:00pm

This includes curbside and delivery

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