Closings and cancellations in Tampa Bay area due to coronavirus

Now that the COVID-19 coronavirus is a pandemic, officials across the state of Florida are taking steps to prevent or at least slow the spread of the virus.

We'll keep this list updated with the latest closures, cancellations and other information for Florida and the Tampa Bay area due to COVID-19.

Statewide:

- Stay at home: A statewide stay-at-home order is in effect

- Public schools: All Florida public school classes to be held online through May 1

- Public universities: All state universities have been asked to move to online classes

- Cruises: Princess Cruises voluntarily stops all trips for two months

- Sports: NBA suspending season until further notice due to coronavirus

- Theme parks: Walt Disney World Resort closing, Disney Cruises canceled to avoid COVID-19 spread; Universal Orlando Resort closing to 'assist...nation's preventive efforts' against COVID-19

- Courts: Due to COVID-19, most face-to-face legal proceedings in the state courts will be suspended for a minimum of two weeks under a statewide order issued March 13 by Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady.

- Parks: All state parks are closed

Hillsborough County:

- Tampa beaches closed until further notice

- All city of Tampa parks closing as of March 27

WrestleMania 36 to be held in Orlando with no live audience: WWE

- Westfield Malls (Brandon, Citrus Park, Countryside, Siesta Key) closed until further notice

All Hillsborough YMCA locations to close Tuesday, March 17; transition to help first responder, medical worker families

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island to close on Monday, March 16

Straz Center suspends all performances and events due to coronavirus

- All programming at Tampa Theatre has been suspended through the end of March 

- Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft party at Raymond James Stadium is canceled

Farnell Middle in Tampa closes for 48 hours after 'individual' came in contact with coronavirus patient

- Tampa Prep has decided to close its campus until March 30 

USF bans fans from athletic events as coronavirus precaution

- MacDill postpones AirFest airshow

- All Catholic masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties) are suspended

- Tampa Pride 2020 in Ybor City has been rescheduled to May 30, 2020

- Cher's concert at Amalie Arena, scheduled for March, has been indefinitely postponed

- Kenny Chesney's concert at Raymond James Stadium, scheduled for May, has been indefinitely postponed

- TECO's Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach is closed

- Cigar City's 2020 Hunahpu's Day festival is canceled

- The 13th Judicial Court has called off jurors for the week of March 16-20.  Summoned jurors SHOULD NOT report.  The court will continue to reevaluate the need for jurors going forward.  At this time, all courthouses in Hillsborough County will continue to remain open.

- Tampa Bay History Center will be closed temporarily beginning March 14

- Tampa Theater closed until April 30

-Glazer Children's Museum

-Tampa Museum of Art

-Henry B. Plant Museum

-The Florida Aquarium

-Tampa Parks and Recreation facilities, pools, and programs canceled as of March 14

- ZooTampa at Lowry Park is closed March 16-29

- County rec centers and splash pads

- All Tampa-Hillsborough County public libraries

Pinellas County:

Pinellas County public beaches and parking closed starting 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 20

All Pinellas YMCA locations to close Tuesday, March 17; transition to help first responder, medical worker families

- All Catholic masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are suspended

- Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival is postponed -- and may be canceled, city officials say. It was initially scheduled for March 14-15

- The Dali Museum will be closed March 16-31

- Clearwater Aquarium will be close March 16-26.

Pasco County:

All Pasco YMCA locations to close Tuesday, March 17; transition to help first responder, medical worker families

Bishop Larkin Catholic School switching to online classes after parent tests positive for coronavirus

Saint Leo University moving classes online

- New Port Richey postpones Chasco Fiesta

- All Catholic masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties) are suspended

- Pasco County is closing all parks and nature preserves effective Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m. Boat ramps and Suncoast Trail will remain open

Hernando County:

All Hernando YMCA locations to close Tuesday, March 17; transition to help first responder, medical worker families

- Brooksville Blueberry Festival has been canceled. It was originally scheduled on April 25 and 26.

- Pine Island Park, beach at Rogers Park in Hernando to close due to CDC guidelines

- All Catholic masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties) are suspended

Polk County: 

- Sun ‘n Fun will be postponed to May

- LEGOLAND Florida to close Sunday, March 15 through March 31, 2020

Polk State College closing to students March 16 - March 29

- Lakeland parks, basketball and tennis courts, dog parks, and boat ramps are closed

Sarasota County:

Sarasota County beaches closed starting Saturday, March 21 at 6 a.m.

- The Sarasota County Fair has been canceled

- Westfield Malls (Brandon, Citrus Park, Countryside, Siesta Key) closed until further notice

- The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has suspended events through March 31, 2020, effective immediately

Manatee County:

- A nightly curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

- Manatee County beaches close starting Friday, March 20 at 6 a.m.

- Manatee County Tax Collector is suspending all road skills driving tests until Tuesday, March 31

Citrus County:

All Citrus YMCA locations to close Tuesday, March 17; transition to help first responder, medical worker families

- All Catholic masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties) are suspended

Hardee County:

- No closures or cancellations announced.

Highlands County:

'1000 Miles of Sebring' canceled due to travel ban; '12 Hours of Sebring' is still a go

DeSoto County:

- No closures or cancellations announced.

Sumter County:

- No closures or cancellations announced.