What’s canceled, postponed or changed in Maryland due to the coronavirus

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Annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony: The 35th annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony, originally scheduled for May 1 at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, is postponed.

Baltimore public events: The move to cancel summer events comes as the city continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus. While some restrictions have been relaxed statewide, Baltimore remains under a stay-at-home order. Details

Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar: The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced that the bazaar, originally scheduled to open April 5, has been postponed. The public will be kept informed of updates as an opening date is rescheduled.

Baltimore Station Homerun for Recovery: The event April 23 has been postponed to Sept. 17.

Building a Better World Through Business: Loyola University Maryland canceled its Building a Better World Through Business event series March 24-26.

Clear View Farms: The owners have decided to cancel this year’s “Sunflowers in Jarrettsville” event.


Fallen Heroes: The memorial for first responders killed in line of duty held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens every May was cancelled this year until next year.

Howard County Pride: Joined the long list of county and state-wide events forced to postpone or cancel after the growing threat of the coronavirus has spread across the country.

Lexington Market: Baltimore Public Markets closed as of 5 p.m. March 19.

Macy’s: Macy’s, Inc. announced that it will temporarily close all stores by end of business day March 17 through March 31. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its affected workforce. All three Macy’s, Inc. brands – Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury – will continue to serve customers through, and and through its mobile apps.

Maryland SPCA: The management and board of directors have temporarily closed all MD SPCA facilities to the public. The organization has temporarily suspended operations and focused its efforts on emergency services only, beginning March 23 until further notice. All shelter animals will be cared for during this temporary suspension. They’ll be placed in foster homes.

Memorial Day program: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Wreath Lying Ceremony sponsored by Baltimore’s James A. Garfield Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at the Reisterstown Community Cemetery on Monday, May 25, 2020 has been cancelled.


National Aquarium: Announces the extension of its temporary closure through April 26. An on-site core team continues to provide our animals with highest quality of care and welfare.

Ocean City: Ocean City has closed its beach and boardwalk to visitors. The mayor and City Council wrote on March 22 that the Worcester County town’s beach and boardwalk will be closed to anyone who lives outside the corporate limits of the Town of Ocean City, effective 5 p.m. that day.

Station North Tool Library: The Station North Tool Library is canceling classes and its open shop March 14-31. Tool lending remains available during regular business hours. Tools will be disinfected as they are returned, and members are encouraged to do the same before and after use. Canceled classes will be returned to the user’s account for class credit. Classes may be rescheduled online or by emailing

Senior centers: Baltimore will suspend services at its senior centers, officials announced.

Hospitals: Greater Baltimore Medical Center stopped elective surgeries March 17.

Howard County Recreation and Parks: All gates have been closed. No vehicles allowed. Walking-path access remains open.


Howard County Fair: The 75th annual fair, originally scheduled for Aug. 8 to 15, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Howard County Fair Board announced Wednesday.

Maryland Zoo: The zoo will be closed to guests through March 30. Programs and events will be postponed or canceled, depending on the ability to reschedule. Zoo Bloom will not be rescheduled at this time. For questions about specific events, contact Check this page and Facebook for future updates.

Red Cross: Blood drives have been canceled due to concerns about congregating during the coronavirus outbreak.

BWI parking: Long-term lots A and B, express lot and valet parking are closed.

Arts and entertainment

American Visionary Art Museum: AVAM is closed to the public through March 31 and public programs, group tours and private rentals are canceled through May 10. The Kinetic Sculpture Race has been postponed to May 1, 2021. Details.

Balticon 54: The Maryland regional science fiction and fantasy convention, sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, planned for May 22-25 at Renaissance Inner Harbor Hotel was canceled as of March 18. Notices are going out to the 2,000 attendees, artists and dealers with options to roll over payments to 2021, receive a refund or make a donation to the 501(c)3 Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). All events at the BSFS Building, 3310 E. Baltimore St., are canceled until the April 11. Details:


Baltimore Museum of Industry: The museum temporarily closed effective March 14 through March 27. The museum will not hold any public programs on campus or at other locations.

Bengie’s: The drive-in movie theater’s March 20 opening has been delayed.

BSO: Announced on April 22 that it has canceled all concerts and public events through June 14 at its halls in Baltimore and North Bethesda due to the coronavirus outbreak. Details

Charm City Bluegrass Festival: The festival is postponed until a date to be determined.

Diamond Comics Distributors: Announced it will no longer be accepting new issues of comics amid the coronavirus pandemic. Free comic book day has been postponed to a date later in the summer.

Everyman Theatre: The New Voices Festival has been postponed until a yet-to-be determined summer date. All classes, programming, and special events have been canceled or postponed as well.


Hippodrome Theatre: The new season will now begin Jan. 19, 2021, with a five-day run of the musical, “Mean Girls.” The slate of shows also includes a return engagement of the blockbuster musical “Hamilton,” which will be performed June 8, 2021-July 3, 2021.

Modell Lyric: All performances will be postponed or canceled through July 24, 2020.

NOVA Open: NOVA Open 2020′s on-site event, scheduled August 29-September 6 at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA, has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

Rams Head Live!: The Rams Head Tavern at Savage Mill is closing down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Spotlighters Theatre: The theater will be closed until further notice. All performances, rehearsals, meetings, etc., have been canceled but the theater hopes it can resume the 58th season May 15 with “DogFight" and produce all shows scheduled. There will be adjustments to the number and dates of performances. Dates for productions and events will be changing and posted once they’re definitive.

Brigance Brigade Foundation: The foundation’s Annual 5.7K Championship Race and 1.57 Family Run/Walk, originally scheduled for April 26 in Baltimore, has been rescheduled to Aug. 23. Current registrations will be honored for the new date, and, should a registrant be unable to attend, the Brigance Brigade Foundation will change the registration to “virtual racer.”


Fells Point Corner Theatre: The theater’s board announced that it is suspending the production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The remainder of its season, including its 10x10x10 collection of 10-minute plays, will continue as planned.

Olney Theatre Community: Performances of “The Amateurs and Judy Moody and Stink are canceled. Performances of “The Humans” will be postponed and new dates announced as soon as possible. Performance schedules for “2 Pianos 4 Hands” and “Pippin” may change.

Baltimore Center Stage: Starting March 16, the following events are canceled or postponed: Spring Break Camp Session One, March 16-20, canceled; The Young Playwrights Festival, March 27, postponed; Maker Night in the Props Shop, March 28, postponed; The “Where We Stand” mobile unit community tour, canceled.

Baltimore Museum of Art: The Baltimore Museum of Art will be closed beginning March 16 through at least April 12. “The BMA has also canceled all public events and programs through Sunday, April 12, and our satellite location at Lexington Market will be closed as well through the end of March,” the organization said in a statement. For more details, call 443-573-1700 or go to

Baltimore County Public Library: Starting March 16, all Baltimore County Public Library locations will be closed until further notice.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: All concerts and public events scheduled to take place through May 24 are canceled at both the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and The Music Center at Strathmore. Details.


Creative Alliance: Programs and events, including performances, festivals, workshops for adults and children, have been canceled or postponed until March 31. Exhibition space will remain open for visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enoch Pratt Free Library: The Enoch Pratt Free Library will close the Pratt’s 22 locations and cancel all public programs until March 31. Telephone reference service will be available weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Large-scale programs, such as CityLit Festival and the Imagination Celebration, will be postponed. All facilities are being cleaned in accordance with the CDC Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection.

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center: The home of the Hippodrome Theatre will postpone the Celtic Woman Celebration The 15th Anniversary Tour and “The Band’s Visit.” If you are a ticket holder for one of these events, hold on to your tickets. The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center will be in touch in seven to 14 days with more information on the status of these events.

Kennedy Center: All public performances and events scheduled through May 10 have been canceled. The campus and its facilities, including the restaurant, cafe and food services will be closed to visitors. Tickets can be exchanged, refunded or donated.

Keystone Korner: The Harbor East jazz club has temporarily closed for a few weeks. Shows will be rescheduled for later in the spring or in the summer, with upcoming shows from vibraphonist Roy Ayers being hopefully rescheduled for July 17-19. Check social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Maryland Historical Society: The Maryland Historical Society closed to visitors starting March 14. The library staff will continue to be accessible, Wednesday through Saturday, by phone and email at 410-685-3750 ext. 359, or “ Before reopening in April, the entire facility will be recleaned and sanitized.


National Aquarium: The aquarium closed March 14 through at least March 27. During this period, an on-site core team will continue to provide animals with care. The aquarium currently has a surplus of medical supplies, food and other resources on hand to ensure that all animals will continue to thrive. The aquarium will use this time to thoroughly clean all public spaces and exhibit areas. All employees will be paid during the closure.

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture: All Peale programming is postponed until further notice.

Pearl Jam: Popular rock band Pearl Jam is canceling the first leg of its tour concerts between March 18 and April 19. The band had been scheduled to play March 28 at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum: The museum is closed to the public and all public programs have been canceled until further notice.

Shriver Hall Concert Series: Upcoming performances and events remain as scheduled. Ticket holders with questions should call 410-516-7164.

Six Flags America: The amusement park in Upper Marlboro will temporarily suspend operation until further notice. For details, go to


Walters Art Museum: The museum is closing March 14-31. All programming and tours are canceled. For questions, contact

9:30 Club, The Lincoln Theatre and The Anthem: I.M.P., the concert promotions and production company, has postponed all concerts scheduled before April 1 at the 9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem and U Street Music Hall. Those who cannot attend the rescheduled concerts can contact the production company for a refund.

Mt. Vernon Flower Mart: The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy announced that mart at Mount Vernon Place, planned for May 1-2, has been canceled.

Lime scooters: The company is pulling its scooters from cities all across the country, including Baltimore.

Howard County Pride was cancelled April 1, joining the long list of county and state-wide events forced to postpone or cancel after the growing threat of the coronavirus has spread across the country.


MMEA canceled: The Maryland Music Educators Association said March 13 that its annual conference, set for the Baltimore Convention Center, has been canceled. Details here.


Food and drink

The Brewers Association of Maryland postponed the May 9 Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick. Details

Tony Foreman and Chef Cindy Wolf said March 19 that they are closing all of their restaurant operations, including delivery and to-go, effective immediately until they are in a better spot in our community. This includes Charleston, Cinghiale and Bar Vasquez downtown, and Petit Louis Bistro and Johnny’s in Roland Park.

Clyde’s of Columbia: The restaurant will permanently close July 19, according to a news release from Clyde’s Restaurant Group on Wednesday. The restaurant first opened in 1975 near Columbia’s Lake Kittamaqundi.

Greene Turtle: The Fells Point location will close on June 30.

Trader Joe’s: The Elkridge location at 6610 Marie Curie Drive is temporarily closing for thorough cleaning and sanitization because an employee has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is receiving treatment for a suspected case. The employee was last present March 23. Trader Joe’s encourages customers who visited the store over the 14-day period ending that day, and have health-related concerns, to contact the Howard County Health Department Coronavirus Information Line: 410-313-6284.

Whole Foods Market: Customers 60+ are welcome to shop beginning one hour before stores open to the general public. Stores are on limited hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. The new Harbor East store is postponing its grand opening.



Special session: The Maryland General Assembly will not hold a special session in May.

Mayoral forum: The March 24 “Breakfast with the Candidates,” hosted by BOMA (The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Baltimore) at Baltimore’s Sagamore Pendry has been canceled. More information:

State of the City: Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is postponing the mayor’s annual State of the City address, which was scheduled for March 23 at Coppin State University. Full story

Maryland elections: Maryland has postponed its April 28 primary, which includes the Baltimore mayor’s race and the presidential primary, to June 2, Hogan ordered March 17. A special election in the 7th Congressional District will be held using a vote-by-mail system, the governor decided. See the full story here.


Baltimore City Council: Baltimore City Council canceled its meetings until at least April, Council President Brandon Scott announced March 19.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works: All services other than curbside collections, condo collections, disposal services at the Quarantine Road Landfill and the Northwest Transfer Facility, operations at the Citizen Drop-Off Centers, and corner can collections will be suspended indefinitely. The Quarantine Road Landfill will no longer accept cash or credit card transactions. The Water Billing Customer Call Center will be closed as will the Customer Walk-In Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building. Only emergency water maintenance issues will be addressed. Construction, engineering, and maintenance projects not deemed essential will be suspended. All recreational activities at the Liberty, Loch Raven, and Prettyboy reservoirs will be suspended. This includes hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding. Prequalification for contractors/consultants will be automatically extended for three months. Minimal staffing will be managing utility maintenance and meter operations. Only emergency or essential functions will be handled.


Baltimore City Recreation and Parks: From March 16 through March 27, all recreation and athletic programs, lessons, rentals, permitted events and recreation facility services (including pools) are canceled. All parks, trails, playgrounds and outdoor athletic courts will remain open. In addition, the department is working with the Family League with Baltimore to provide food for all children younger than 18 at 40 recreation centers. Food can be picked up 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at all recreation centers except for the Frederick Douglass, Dorothy I. Height, Cahill at Edgewood Elementary, Walter P. Carter at Guilford Elementary and Fort Worthington centers. No proof of age or residence or other identification papers will be required.

Census: The U.S. Census Bureau on March 18 suspended field operations for two weeks.

Corrections: Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections is limiting visits for those in the infirmary, reducing movement and providing more video opportunities as an alternative to in-person visits.


Federal courts — the chief judge in Baltimore suspended all federal court jury trials through April 24.

State courts — Effective March 25, the Maryland state courts will require only essential employees to report to courthouse locations and court offices. Court locations and offices will be minimally staffed to hear emergency court matters and to answer calls between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All other employees able to work from home will do so at the direction of their supervisor. Emergency matters include, but are not limited to, domestic violence petitions, family law emergencies, extreme risk protective orders, bail reviews, juvenile detention hearings, and search warrants. These matters will continue to be processed by the courts and its reduced workforce until May 1 or further notice. All other nonemergency matters scheduled for a court hearing or proceeding will be postponed, and courthouses across the state will remain closed to members of the general public until May 1 or further notice.


Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge: The US Fish and Wildlife Service suspended operations at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Lodge, effective March 20. Trails will remain open to provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

Employment Development: From the city, “the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development suspended programs and in-person services at its adult and youth service locations beginning March 16. Residents and employers will be able to access services via telephone, email and other digital communications. This includes career counseling, work supports and help finding employment through virtual assistance.”

Evictions: Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young halted all evictions until classes resume to help people remain in their homes while schools and many government buildings are closed.

General Assembly: The General Assembly adjourned March 18, more than two weeks earlier than the usual final day.

Health benefits: The state’s Health Benefit Exchange, its Obamacare insurance market, is in the midst of special emergency enrollment period through April 15. Details

Health Department (city): The department was closed to the public beginning March 16. Permit applications will not be accepted in person, until further notice. All questions and concerns related to food permits, plan review services and hauler permits should be directed to the Environmental Inspection Services office at 410-396-4424.


Housing: The Department of Housing & Community Development’s One-Stop Shop, at 417 E. Fayette St., closed to the public beginning March 16. No permit applications will be accepted in person until further notice.

Howard County government: Nonemergency county offices and facilities have been closed to the public until further notice, though operations will continue through teleworking by eligible employees.

Howard County libraries: From March 16 to March 27, the system is waiving late fees and is asking residents to not return items. All 50+ centers in the county are closed through March 27.

Maryland Department of Human Services: Social Services offices across the state were closed March 18. Measures are in place to make sure that services continue without interruption for families who depend on the assistance. Those who need help can apply online or check the status of their applications at They can also call the agency’s help center at 1-800-332-6347 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

MVA: The Motor Vehicle Administration moved to an appointment-based system.

National wildlife refuges: Whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be canceled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


Nursing homes: Nursing homes and veteran facilities across the state moved to restricted access, allowing only what Hogan described as “essential visits.” He is urging facilities to screen all visitors.

Public housing: The Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s CEO and president, Janet Abrahams, said the organization will continue to address all emergencies in resident units, such as no heat, water, electricity, problems involving sewer and sanitation, or any issues relating to safety and security. All routine work orders will be processed on a priority basis. HABC will continue to make reasonable accommodation modifications in accordance with the Bailey Consent Decree requirements. The Section 8 and Public Housing Offices located at 1225 Pratt St. is closed to the public March 16 through March 27. All appointments, inspections and voucher briefings will be rescheduled.

Rec and Parks (city): The department, at 3201 Boston St., was closed to the public beginning March 16. No permit applications will be accepted in person, until further notice.

Safe Streets: Safe Streets is temporarily closing offices, but violence interrupters and outreach workers are still working and still encouraging people to reach out.

Social services (city): Starting March 16, all Baltimore City Department of Social Services buildings closed to the public. City residents and current BCDSS customers will be able to access needed services via telephone, websites, email and other ways that don’t require in-person contact. Young announced last week that all evictions have been canceled while public schools are closed. As such, the BCDSS Eviction Prevention Program office in the District Court at 501 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore will be closed. During this health emergency, BCDSS is offering alternative ways to apply for benefits and to communicate. Apply for programs online at:  for  Cash Assistance and SNAP (Food Stamps)  for Medical Assistance and health insurance Call takers are available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 443-423-6400 or 800-332-6347 for current customers with questions about their case and city residents who do not have internet access. Baltimore City residents may call 410-685-0525 to request Emergency Food Assistance. Adult Services customers should call 410-361-5000.

Taxes (state): After a March 17 news conference from the White House where it was announced there would be a 90-day extension of the April 15 deadline for federal income tax payments, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that Maryland business and individual income taxpayers will be afforded the same relief. No interest or penalty for late payments will be imposed if 2019 tax payments are made by July 15.


Towing (city): The Department of Transportation’s Safety and Towing Division suspended all vehicle retrievals from its Pulaski Highway and Fallsway Impound Facilities as of March 16. Vehicle storage fees will be frozen so that additional storage fees will not accrue.

Transportation (city): Right of Way Services Division, at 401 E. Fayette St., closed to the public beginning March 16. Until further notice, no permit applications will not be accepted in person.

U.S. Congress: The U.S. Capitol House and Senate office buildings are closed to the public until April 1.

VA Maryland Health Care System: Announced March 27 the temporarily closing of all its Community Based Outpatient Clinics effective March 30, 2020.

Water service: Young and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. issued joint executive orders stating that, effective immediately, neither jurisdiction will turn off water service for failure to pay. The orders will be in effect as long as Maryland is under a state of emergency.

Baltimore Police Districts: All districts are operating with restricted access to the public. People should call 410-396-2455 for general information.



Public schools: Maryland’s public school students will not return to classrooms for the rest of the academic year, officials announced Wednesday. Details

Baltimore School of Music: The school will be closed to the public until at least March 30.


Most Maryland colleges and universities are switching to online learning. The University of Maryland and all other university systems will move all undergraduate classes to a fully online environment for the rest of the semester.

Coppin State announced that instruction for the rest of the semester will be completely online — no classes will be offered face-to-face, including labs. Academic leadership and faculty are working to ensure that students and faculty are prepared to facilitate this online course instruction. Details

Johns Hopkins University announced that classes will be taken virtually for the rest of the semester, in-person spring commencement has been canceled and all students should vacate campus. Story


Loyola University Maryland will continue online-only instruction through the end of the spring semester. Classes will be offered online only beginning March 18. Details

McDaniel College on March 17 moved all undergraduate and graduate instruction to an online learning format for the remainder of the spring semester. Online instruction begins March 23. Details Story

Morgan State University: The remainder of the spring semester will be conducted online and spring commencement is postponed. Students who are away on spring break are being asked not to return to campus. Spring commencement will be rescheduled. All employees who can work remotely must do so. Those who are unable to telework and not deemed mission-critical will be placed on administrative leave. Details

The Naval Academy canceled all public Commissioning Week events. Story

The Naval Academy shifted to online learning starting March 20. Midshipmen have been told not to come back to Annapolis. Vice Adm. Sean Buck, academy superintendent, said the situation is changing too rapidly to set a date for resumption of the spring semester on campus. Story

Notre Dame of Maryland University begins remote instruction starting March 23 and continuing for the rest of the semester. The university has not yet made a decision about commencement.


St. John’s College in Annapolis students will finish the semester virtually with online classes. Spring commencement is canceled.

Towson University’s previously announced transition to distance learning for students beginning March 23 will now continue through the rest of the spring 2020 term. There will be no on-campus, face-to-face classes or instruction for the remainder of this semester, and all courses will be completed remotely. Spring commencement is postponed until the fall. Details

The University of Baltimore has moved all classes to remote (online) sessions starting March 23 and continuing for the remainder of the spring semester. Details

Anne Arundel Community College, with campuses in Arnold, Glen Burnie and Hanover, has extended spring break. Staff and faculty return March 30, working remotely when possible and practicing social distancing. Classes resume remotely April 6. Details

Baltimore City Community College will have classes online only through March 28. Spring break is now March 30-April 4. Details.

Harford Community College will implement an online working and learning environment” March 23-29. Full story


Howard County College canceled classes for March 23-29. Access to campus is restricted to employees only to allow them time to continue preparations for remote (online) delivery of instruction and services. Effective March 30, the college will move to remote (online) delivery of instruction and services for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. All on-campus events are canceled through May 31. The annual commencement ceremony has been postponed. A new date will be announced later. Details

High schools:

Public schools: Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced in a State Board of Education meeting that the state is officially canceling any athletic sports events for the remainder of the school year. Details

Private schools: The MIAA and IAAM are the first high school sports organizations in Maryland to cancel its spring sports seasons. Details

Private schools: All Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be closed March 16 to March 27.

Public schools: All public schools are closed through April 24. All schools and buses will be cleaned during that time. Officials are working on a plan to provide meals to children during the closure.



Annapolis Summer League Basketball: In a move that had been fully anticipated, it was announced Monday the Annapolis Summer League basketball season would be canceled.

Lax Max: The Lax Max Lacrosse Tournament was set to celebrate its 26th year overall and 10th straight in Carroll County this summer. Details

Preakness Stakes: The postponed Preakness Stakes will be run on Oct. 3, according to a WBAL-TV report. The race was originally scheduled for May 16, but the Maryland Jockey Club and Gov. Larry Hogan announced it would be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, shortly after Churchill Downs Inc. shifted the Kentucky Derby from May 2 to Sept. 5. Details

Premiere League Lacrosse: On Wednesday, the Premier Lacrosse League announced it will conduct a quarantined tournament without fans from July 25 through August 9. Details

Orioles: The Orioles and Red Sox won’t play the annual MLB Little League Classic game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in August as the entire tournament was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Details

American League: The Maryland American Legion summer baseball season has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Women’s pro lacrosse league: The Women’s Professional Lacrosse League, in its third season of existence and previously the home to several former Anne Arundel County stars, announced it would be cancelling its 2020 season amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Details

Baltimore County golf courses: Baltimore County closed golf courses through April 3. Details

College sports:

The Big Ten has canceled all organized team activities until April 6. The Colonial Athletic Association, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Patriot League, Capital Athletic Conference and Centennial Conference have canceled spring sports.

UMBC’s 2020 Hall of Fame inductions, scheduled for April 10, were postponed until the 2020-21 athletics calendar.

High school sports:


The Big 33 Football Classic has played consecutively since 1957. This year, the coronavirus has caused for the streak to come to a halt.

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association basketball tournaments, which were scheduled for March 12-14 at SECU Arena at Towson and Xfinity Center at University of Maryland, have been postponed.

The MPSSAA on March 13 outlined possible return dates for athletic contests, noting all athletic contests are canceled through April 6, which now becomes the first available play date for scheduling consideration. March 20 was originally the first play date. Teams are required to cancel team practices until schools are reopened, which is tentatively set for March 30. Teams are not permitted to practice until they are allowed to do so by their local educational agency. The MPSSAA also says teams should reconsider games played after April 6 that may include more than 250 people and any potential opponents that may be out of state.

Also, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland, which supervises private school girls athletics in the region, sent out a directive to its members that there will be a moratorium on the spring season until April 10.

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, which supervises private school boys athletics in the region, has suspended athletic activities through March 29.

Horse racing: The Maryland Jockey Club on March 12 closed Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway to the public effective immediately.


March Madness: The NCAA canceled the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments Details.

Maryland Special Olympics: Announced the canceling of all community sports and school-based programs, practices, and competitions, as well as any fundraising or special events through May 31. The 2020 Summer Games will not occur on the originally scheduled dates of June 5-7. Updates forthcoming.

Orioles: On March 16, Major League Baseball announced that the start of the regular season will be pushed back until at least the middle of May. Commissioner Rob Manfred has said team owners still hope to play a full regular-season schedule.

Ravens: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Ravens officials halted air travel. They announced March 13 that they were immediately suspending business air travel and requiring “virtually all team personnel” to work remotely for at least two weeks.

Summer Olympics: It was announced that the summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed until 2021.

The Wizards and The Capitals: The NBA suspended its season until further notice after the announcement that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert contracted coronavirus. The NHL suspended its season March 12.


Dover International Speedway: NASCAR announced March 16 that Dover International Speedway’s May 1-3 NASCAR tripleheader weekend in Dover, Delaware, is postponed to a future date. NASCAR said it is working to determine a new date.

Trout stocking: DNR’s Fishing and Boating Services is temporarily stopping spring trout stocking effective immediately until further notice.

For a full list of sports cancellations, read sports cancellations due to the coronavirus in the Baltimore area and nationally.


Catholic observances: All masses are to be offered without the physical presence of the faithful until further notice. Masses may not be celebrated for small groups of the faithful in chapels or homes. For a list of parishes that livestream their Masses via radio, television or the internet, go to More details at

Episcopal changes: The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, shut down public worship services through March 27.

Jewish congregations: Major synagogues, including Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, have closed their buildings until further notice, suspending on-site schooling at the same time.


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