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- March 30th: The Town of Ocean City has extended the closure of its beach and boardwalk through April 30th (originally April 15th).
- March 26th: Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced all childcare providers statewide must close by end of day Friday, March 27th.
- March 25th: Governor Larry Hogan announced all Maryland schools will remain closed at least until April 24th.
- March 23rd: Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in Maryland indefinitely, going into effect at 5:00 p.m. A shelter-in-place order has not been put in place, but Marylanders are expected to continue practicing safe social distancing.
- March 22nd: The Town of Ocean City announced the closure of the boardwalk and beach effective 5PM Sunday, May 22nd thru April 15th. Ocean City residents will be permitted to utilize the space for exercise or dog walking, but must remain in groups of no more than two adults and children.
- March 20th: The MVA will close all branch offices indefinitely.
- March 16th: all Maryland bars, restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters will close until further notice. Restaurants will have the option to continue offering drive-thru, delivery, and carryout services. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations may continue to operate.
- March 15th: All Maryland Casinos, Racetracks, and Simulcast Betting Facilities have been closed indefinitely.
- March 12th: Governor Larry Hogan issues a State of Emergency, activating the National Guard and closing the cruise ship terminal in the Port of Baltimore.
- March 29th: Governor John Carney announced that, effective March 30th at 8AM, all out-of-state travelers into Delaware must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
- March 22nd: Governor John Carney announces all Delaware schools will remain closed at least until May 15th.
- March 22nd: Governor John Carney issues a stay-at-home order for all Delaware residents, and all nonessential businesses will close as of Tuesday, March 24th at 8AM. Click here for a list of essential and non-essential businesses in Delaware.
- March 21st: Governor John Carney orders the closure of all Delaware beaches effective March 21st at 5PM thru May 15th at the earliest.
- March 21st: DelDOT will transition all four DMV locations to kiosk, drive-thru, and emergency appointments only beginning Monday, March 23rd.
- March 16th: all Delaware restaurants, bars, and taverns will limit their services to delivery and carryout only. Additionally, Delaware casinos must halt all gaming activity until further notice.
- March 12th: Delaware Governor John Carney issues a State of Emergency.
- March 30th: Governor Ralph Northam has issued a shelter-in-place order through June 10th.
- March 23rd: Governor Ralph Northam orders all public schools remain closed thru the end of the school year.
- March 23rd: The Town of Chincoteague Island is asking visitors and non-residents to leave the area by Tuesday, March 24th. Those planning a trip should postpone until further notice.
College & University Closings
- Salisbury University classes are cancelled for Thursday and Friday, March 12th and 13th. Classes will resume online after Spring Break, beginning March 23rd through April 3rd. Campus buildings are closed to the public and all activities have been cancelled until further notice.
- Wor-Wic Community College has canceled all classes from March 16th thru March 21st. All campus events will be canceled through the end of March.
- UMES will transition to online instruction following Spring Break from March 23rd to April 3rd.
- Delaware State University will hold all classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.
- Chesapeake College will transition to online instruction by March 30th, until further notice.
Public School Closings
- Maryland Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16th thru March 27th.
- Delaware Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16th thru May 15th.
- Firefly Music Festival scheduled for June 18-22 in Dover has been canceled.
- The Delmarva Shorebirds have cancelled or postponed several upcoming events:
- March 14, 2020 -- 2020 Season Ticket Holder Pickup Party -- CANCELLED --This event has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. For season ticket and mini plan holders looking to pick up their tickets, please come to the stadium administrative offices Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, to pick up your tickets.
- March 21, 2020 -- Shorebirds and Crown Sports Center Froggy 99.9 Easter Fest -- CANCELLED --Easter Fest has been cancelled for the 2020 season. National Anthem tryouts will be held at a later date and time. Please stay tuned to Shorebirds social media and the team website for more information.
- March 21, 2020 -- 2020 Silver Sluggers Ticket Pickup -- CANCELLED --This event has been cancelled. All tickets will be mailed out before the 2020 season.
- March 30, 2020 -- Shorebirds Open House -- POSTPONED --The Delmarva Shorebirds 2020 Open House at the stadium has been postponed to a date to be determined. Please stay tuned to Shorebirds social media and the website for more information regarding the Shorebirds Open House.
- Highway One Companies has postponed the opening weekend (scheduled for March 12-15) for several of their Dewey Beach properties, including The Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach Liquors, Jimmy's Grille Dewey, and Hotel Dewey.
- MCE Aspire to Succeed & Lead Conference at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center scheduled for March 27th has been rescheduled for September 18th.
- PRMC Healthfest scheduled for March 28th at James M. Bennett High School has been cancelled.
- Women Supporting Women's "Your Healthiest You" Conference scheduled for April 18th has been postponed, new date TBA.
Other Closings & Cancellations
- Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has issued a Declaration of Emergency to take effect Tuesday, March 17th at 8AM. All county offices will be closed to the public, including the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and the Tourism-Welcome Center. County departments will continue to operate with essential staff only.
- Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Civic Center events will be suspended until further notice.
- The City of Salisbury has canceled or postponed several upcoming events through Easter:
- The Salisbury Marathon and RunSBY Festival are canceled
- 3rd Friday Indoors is still on
- The Average Joe’s 0.5k will be rescheduled
- The Hops on the River event will be rescheduled
- The Census 2020 Neighborhood Walk will be rescheduled
- All events permitted by the City through Easter (April 12, 2020) are canceled
- All Maryland Senior Centers have been closed indefinitely, including the MAC Center in Salisbury and the Willards Senior Center.
- Library Branch Closings
- Milford Senior Center is closed indefinitely beginning March 16th.
- Rehoboth Beach Convention Center is closed through April 30th.
- The City of Seaford has closed all buildings to the public indefinitely, including City Hall, Public Utilities, Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Parks & Recreation.
- The City of Rehoboth has postponed all public commission and committee meetings until further notice. At this time, all special events will be canceled through April.
- Library Branch Closings