Closings and Delays

As a precautionary measure, the following local schools, organizations, and events have been canceled or postponed due to the recent national/worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:


Following Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has ordered restaurants and bars to close dining in services through the end of March. Takeout and delivery will still be allowed.


Monroe County Government - All board and commission meetings through March 25 are canceled, with the exception of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and the Monroe County Council.


The City of Bloomington Government - Large in-person meetings, including boards and commissions, special events, cabinet, and other large internal meetings have been reduced. City board and commission meetings will generally be postponed, with exceptions as needed for critical services. Among meetings and events to be rescheduled, restructured or canceled are:

  • The March 25 Women’s History Month Luncheon.
  • The March 28 Women’s Leadership Summit.
  • The March 31 Be More Awards.


Sherwood Oaks Christian Church - Sunday In-person services have been canceled; 8 am and 9:30 am services will be live-streamed on the SOCC Facebook page or at


Indiana University (Bloomington) - All IU campuses (including Bloomington) have canceled in-person classes for the remainder of this spring semester. Classes will take place online, and the university is presently making plans for online instruction while students are on break.
The Men's and Women's Little 500 bike races are canceled for this academic semester. This includes all associated events, including the qualifications events.  The possibility of holding the events at some future date beyond this semester will be reassessed at a later date.


Indiana University Athletics - All spring sports' schedules and activities are canceled.


Monroe County Community School Corporation - 

The MCCSC (Monroe County Community School Corporation) has announced that its schools will be closed from Friday, March 13 through Friday, May 1st.

All practices and extracurricular activities are canceled as well according to the statement, but IHSAA state contests are an exception.


Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation - 

RBBCSC  (Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation) has announced will be closed until May 1st.

All practices and extracurricular activities are canceled as well according to the statement, but IHSAA state contests are an exception.


Harmony School is closed through May 1st..


The Bloomington Montessori School will be closed through May 1st.


Ivy Tech to deliver courses virtually through the end of the semester. Courses will restart March 23 and conclude May 16. For more information and continued updates please visit


Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, the Monroe County Public Library has ceased all operations until April 6th.

As more information is made available, this webpage and Library social media pages will be updated.


WonderLab will be closed to the public from March 13 – April 5, 2020. This includes:

  • Recurring Programs
  • Special Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Group Visits
  • Rentals

For specific program details after April 5th visit their website calendar:


Monroe County History Center - The center is closed to the public, with a tentative reopening date of April 6.


Upcoming events at the IU Auditorium have been postponed. New dates will be announced soon, and tickets will be honored for future dates.
Events affected include:

  • RAIN — A Tribute to the Beatles (March 26)
  • Laverne Cox (March 28)
  • "Waitress" (March 31 and April 1)
  • "Napoleon Dynamite" cast (April 3)


All IU Department of Theatre, Drama, & Contemporary Dance rehearsals, productions and performances are suspended through April 5.

  • "The Servant of Two Masters" performances scheduled for April 3, 4, and 7 have been canceled. The show will open Wednesday, April 8, and run through Saturday, April 11. Anyone with already-purchased tickets to performances originally scheduled for April 3–7 may exchange those tickets for available tickets April 8-11 by calling the IU Auditorium Box Office at 812-855-1103 at no charge.
  • At this time, "Crazy For You" and "New Moves" performances remain as scheduled.


The Cardinal Stage performances of "Ada and the Engine" (March 26-April 11) and "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" (May 1-17) are canceled. The 2020 Red Feather Bash Fundraiser scheduled for April 4 is also canceled, but an online auction will take place online and the upcoming season will be announced. Visit for more information.


All events at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater scheduled through April 7th have been canceled.


Show date changes at the Brown County Music Center (tickets purchased will be honored for these new dates):

  • "The Price Is Right Live" (originally scheduled for March 22) has been postponed to Thursday, July 23. 
  • Warrant (originally scheduled for March 14 has been postponed to June 5. 
  • Carrot Top (originally scheduled for March 19) has been postponed (date TBA). Patrons should hold on to their tickets.
  • Kenny G (originally scheduled for March 28) has been rescheduled for Oct. 1.

Special Olympics of Monroe County - all practices, registrations, tournaments, and meetings are suspended until March 31.


The Monroe County YMCA has closed all of its Monroe County Y facilities (Southeast, Northwest, and Gymnastics Center) effective noon on March 17th through March 29th.


Monroe County Parks & Recreation Department - Karst Farm Park, Will Detmer Park, Flatwoods Park, and Jackson Creek Park will not be available to the public until further notice.


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