Coronavirus Cancellations, Closures, and Local Info – Cincinnati, Ohio

As COVID-19 (the Coronavirus disease) spreads across the midwest, we’re seeing other cities with event cancellations and closures so we thought it might be helpful to start a list… just in case.

Many events have been canceled or rescheduled. Please check with your venue before you head out the door.

Cincinnati Area Event Cancellations:

  • The Cincinnati Zoo will be closed to the public beginning on March 15, 2020. source
  • The Opening Day Parade has been postponed/canceled. source
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled. source
  • Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announced it will be closed to the public through April 3.
  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) will be closed to the public through April 3.
  • The Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center and Taft Museum of Art will be closed for three weeks, March 13- April 3. See their respective sites for full details.
  • The Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Bali at The Krohn Conservatory is postponed with no new dates announced yet. (confirmed via direct message with Cincinnati Parks)
  • Effective immediately, Great Parks of Hamilton County is cancelling indoor and outdoor programs and events through at least April 5, 2020, including reservable areas, indoor play areas, visitor centers, exhibit areas and the Nature Center at the Summit. Our outdoor locations including parks, golf, camping, boating and trails will remain open. These cancellations are in an effort to limit public gatherings to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Great Parks will continue to communicate updates to the public as necessary. Visit https://www.greatparks.org/covid-19 for more information.
  • From the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Libraries: “Effective Friday, March 13:  all events and classes are cancelled through April 3, 2020. All library locations that are designated polling places will continue to provide this service.” and ” Effective immediately all meeting and study rooms are closed through April 3, 2020. We are asking customers to hold on to their checked out materials for the time being, due dates are being extended to avoid fines. ” More info here
  • Information about shows and performances at The Aronoff Center and Music Hall can be found here.
  • The Ensemble Theatre has temporarily suspended performances. source
  • FC Cincinnati games have been suspended for 30 days as part of the larger MLS rule. source
  • All remaining Ohio High School Athletic Association winter tournaments are postponed until further notice. This includes boys basketball regionals and state wrestling, ice hockey and girls basketball. source
  • Home Depot has canceled their Kids Workshops nationwide until further notice. A call to our local Home Depot confirmed this information.

Cincinnati Area School and University Closings:

  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all Ohio schools closed starting Monday, March 16. “At the close of school on Monday is when the school closure starts until April 3. All K-12 schools: Public, private, charter.” source
  • Boone County Schools (in Ky) will be implementing NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) in accordance with KRS 158.070 (9). Starting Monday March 16th up to Monday April 20th instruction will be delivered for all students during the day while at home. However, if the State of Emergency is lifted before April 20th they may resume classes. source
  • Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, UC will suspend face-to-face instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, seminars and other similar classroom settings, and move to remote instruction.  Face-to-face instruction will resume Monday, April 13, 2020. Instruction that involves labs, studios, music lessons, clinical experience, e.g., may meet at the discretion of the dean provided that social distancing is observed and respected. source
  • Beginning Monday, March 16, Xavier University will move to a remote learning format for all courses. They hope to resume in-person instruction on Tuesday, April 14, after the Easter holiday, but will continue to evaluate the situation. source
  • On Friday, March 13, students at Lakota Local Schools will not report to class, but instead will continue their learning remotely from home. The district says: “Having plans in place to continue educating our students during an extended closure is of critical importance and part of our evolving district safety plans. Just as we practice drills in the event of a fire, tornado or lockdown, Lakota will conduct a remote education exercise. The purpose of this exercise is simply to practice remote learning in response to a potential long-term closure and then gather feedback from you and our staff to ultimately adjust our systems to accommodate meaningful learning without physically being at school. ” source

We’ll do our best to keep this list updated. We could use your help too! If you know of a Coronavirus-related cancellation please email us here.


Looking for local information? Here is some information we have found about the Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Here’s what Hamilton County Public Health is doing to combat the virus.
  • Cincinnati Public Schools’ site says, ” The Cincinnati Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health are providing district officials with information about the virus and conferring with CPS administrators several times a week.” Read more at the CPS site.

For information about the Coronavirus itself, how it spreads, symptoms, and how to protect yourself check out the CDC website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the U.S. cases of COVID-19.  Click here for the most up-to-date information.

Seek professional medical help if you are ill.