Closings and Cancellations: All Indiana schools closed until May 1


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


  • 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.


  • 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.

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