Closings and Cancellations: All Indiana schools closed until May 1

Coronavirus

A running list of cancellations and closings from across Fort Wayne and NE Indiana.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 1:57 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2020 3:38 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, several events have been cancelled in Fort Wayne and across Northeast Indiana.

We are keeping a running list of closures and cancellations here.

If you see an event not listed you can email us at news@wfft.com.

Schools

  • East Noble Schools is cancelling traditional schools beginning Monday through at least April 17th. 
  • At least three Allen County school districts have closed schools at least through April 10th. 
  • Huntington County schools announced it will be closed from March 16th to April 10th. 
  • Concordia Lutheran High School is closing through April 10. 
  • The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is closing all 43 of its Catholic schools starting March 16 for a minimum of three weeks.
  • Trine University is shifting to online-only for two weeks starting Monday. 
  • SAT testing on March 14 at Southside High School, Snider High School and DeKalb High School have been cancelled.
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools has canceled most events and all field trips until further notice. The pre-K and kindergarten registration event for later this month has been postponed.
  • Purdue Fort Wayne’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is cancelling all university-sponsored events on campus until further notice.
  • The East Allen County Schools' Board of School Trustees is canceling their Executive Session scheduled for Thursday, March 19.

Government offices

  • Fort Wayne Common Council will not meet on March 17. 
  • Fort Wayne’s Parks and Recreation Job Fair on March 18 has been cancelled.
    • A new date has not yet been set. Applicants are encouraged to visit its website to view open jobs.
  • Fort Wayne's Parks and Recreation is closing its five community cents on March 16 to coincide with the school closings. 
  • The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department has also cancelled three Riverfront events:
  • Sundays at the Riverfront on March 15
  • Riverfront Educational Series on March 16
  • Family Game Night on March 17
  • The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office Child Support Division will be closed to the public from March 16 to March 27.
    • The office will not accept hand-delivered documents but all active cases will be processed.
    • Any payments you’re receiving will continue.
  • The Willennar Genealogy Center will be closed the week of March 16.
  • The City of Portland offices will be closed to the public.
    • All city offices will be open for business however, if you need to speak with any of the office personnel you must call and schedule an appointment.
    • All water bills must be made via the drop box.
  • The lobby to the Jay County Sheriff’s Department and jail is closed to the public.
  • Woodburn Fire Department is not accepting any visitors unless it is an emergency.
    • This includes all blood pressure checks, station tours etc.
    • If you have any questions, comments or concerns please call Station 2 at 260-632-3021.
  • Citizens Square will close to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18.
    • Current plans call for the building to reopen on Wednesday, April 1.

The Arts

  • The Indiana State School Music Association has cancelled all of its sponsored music events through April 11.
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic has cancelled its performance of Carmina Burana this weekend.
  • The Eckhart Public Library will not have its planned Open House on March 15 but the building will be open to patrons from 1-5 p.m. that day.
  • FAME is cancelling the FAME Festival this weekend at the Grand Wayne Center.
    • No alternate date is available this spring.
  • Easterseals ARC is postponing its annual Dancing with the Arc Stars fundraiser on March 19.
  • The Lerner Theatre in Eklhart will be closed for all of March.
  • Eckhart Public Library will close its campus at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, and the Teen Library will not open on March 16 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
    • No reopening date has been set at this time.

Churches

  • Trinity English Lutheran Church will not hold worship services through at least March 29.
    • A live service will be streamed on its website at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
    • All other church activities are cancelled.
  • Indiana's Catholic Masses will be suspended starting March 18 until further notice.

Other events

  • Fort Wayne UNITED's Late Night Basketball League is cancelling its remaining Saturday night spring sessions.
  • The Byron Health Center’s 7th Annual Byron’s Got Talent event will take place behind closed doors on March 22 starting at 2 p.m. in the Eakin Family Room.
    • The event can be watched on Facebook Live.
  • The National Alpaca Show this weekend will not be open to the public.
  • All pre-registered Conservatory programs are cancelled until further notice.
    • In addition, the April 10 Easter in the Garden event, the April 11 Visit with the Easter Bunny, and the Conservatory Volunteer Dinner are all cancelled as well.
  • Steuben County/Angola Police Rape Aggression Defense class scheduled for April 22-24 will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled the March 17 Community Unity Night at Jennings Recreation Center.
    • No reschedule date has been determined at this time.
  • The Marine Corps League Detachment #1435 Pride and Purpose monthly Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 21, is cancelled.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 72254

Reported Deaths: 3023
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15503725
Lake7447274
Elkhart476082
Allen3789161
St. Joseph337381
Hamilton2668105
Vanderburgh188813
Hendricks1833106
Cass17749
Johnson1719118
Porter126639
Clark117846
Tippecanoe117711
Madison91565
LaPorte88330
Howard87265
Kosciusko84012
Marshall77122
Bartholomew76647
Floyd76045
Monroe72230
Delaware70152
Dubois67612
Boone66246
Noble65929
Hancock64138
Vigo58610
Jackson5725
Warrick57030
LaGrange55610
Shelby54227
Grant52130
Dearborn49328
Morgan45934
Clinton4093
Henry37320
Wayne35410
White35410
Montgomery34821
Lawrence33627
Decatur33232
Harrison32123
Putnam2868
Miami2672
Daviess26320
Scott26310
Greene24634
Franklin23813
Jasper2272
DeKalb2264
Jennings22012
Gibson2144
Steuben2063
Ripley1977
Fayette1837
Perry18112
Carroll1772
Starke1767
Posey1670
Orange16624
Wabash1633
Wells1622
Fulton1612
Jefferson1552
Whitley1506
Knox1490
Tipton1336
Spencer1313
Washington1311
Huntington1213
Newton11510
Randolph1154
Clay1095
Sullivan1031
Adams952
Jay860
Owen841
Pulaski761
Rush744
Brown731
Fountain682
Blackford622
Ohio624
Benton600
Pike520
Parke511
Vermillion500
Switzerland450
Crawford440
Martin430
Union370
Warren221
Unassigned0202

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 98675

Reported Deaths: 3652
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin18006522
Cuyahoga13269498
Hamilton9493253
Lucas5207321
Montgomery422991
Summit3486220
Marion291945
Butler286163
Mahoning2502255
Pickaway238042
Stark1783139
Warren174238
Lorain171378
Columbiana163460
Trumbull1500106
Fairfield133231
Delaware127319
Licking122449
Clark113314
Lake108738
Wood101358
Clermont90211
Medina89635
Miami81938
Tuscarawas77214
Portage74661
Allen71844
Greene66212
Belmont61426
Richland59611
Mercer59113
Erie56427
Ashtabula55946
Geauga55244
Wayne52558
Ross4504
Huron3935
Darke38527
Ottawa37126
Sandusky36816
Athens3561
Hancock3553
Madison35310
Holmes3276
Lawrence2670
Auglaize2446
Union2371
Scioto2221
Muskingum2211
Jefferson2192
Putnam20217
Washington20022
Knox1997
Seneca1963
Coshocton1906
Shelby1864
Preble1802
Crawford1725
Morrow1682
Hardin16112
Champaign1592
Clinton1586
Highland1481
Fulton1471
Logan1452
Wyandot1428
Ashland1403
Defiance1394
Williams1323
Brown1262
Perry1213
Guernsey1167
Henry1152
Hocking1159
Carroll1105
Fayette1100
Monroe9118
Pike760
Jackson730
Van Wert711
Paulding650
Gallia621
Adams592
Meigs360
Vinton302
Morgan250
Harrison241
Noble160
Unassigned00
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