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UPDATED: Coronavirus-related cancellations, postponements and impacts in the Twin Cities

This list is not complete but it will be continuously updated to cover local events that are canceled or rescheduled to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

MINNEAPOLIS — Coronavirus concerns are causing the cancellation and postponements of a variety of entertainment events, sports, services and schooling.

This list is not comprehensive but it will be continuously updated to cover local events that are canceled in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.


Minnesota Timberwolves: Game play suspended until further notice.

MN United FC: Game play suspended until further notice.

Minnesota Wild: Games suspended until further notice. 

Minnesota Twins: Major League Baseball is delaying the regular season until further notice.

PCB Armory Boxing Title: The fight scheduled for April 11 has been postponed but the rescheduled date has not yet been confirmed.

X Games Minneapolis 2020: According to an announcement on their wbsite, X Games Minneapolis 2020 has been cancelled. The announcement states, "Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, X Games Minneapolis 2020 - July 17-19 - has been cancelled. The safety of the athletes, staff and spectators is our top priority, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation for all X Games events."


Allina Health: Allina Health facilities are now imposing new safety and containment measures at their facilities that will impact visitors. According to a press release, "sick people are not allowed to visit patients. All patients are limited to two visits per day. Children under 12 years old are not allowed to visit." Additionally, visitors are not allowed to visit patients who are under investigation for COVID-19 or who tested positive for COVID-19 - Allina Health encourages loved ones to communicate with these patients through other means, such as Skype, Face Time, telephone and so on.

Bachman's: Garden center re-opened April 11 with limitations on guests inside greenhouses, social distancing measures, and no cash transactions. Full details can be found on Bachman's website.

Canterbury Park: Temporarily suspending all card casino, simulcast, and special events operations beginning March 16 at noon.

Cub: 13 stores will continue to be open 24 hours. The first shopping hour of each day, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., is for vulnerable guests. The stores that are not in the following list will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting March 18:

• Blaine North located at 12595 Central Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434

• Chanhassen located at 7900 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317

• Coon Rapids North located at 12900 Riverdale Dr NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

• Duluth located at 615 W Central Entrance, Duluth, MN 55811

• Eagan West located at 1940 Cliff Lake Rd, Eagan, MN 55122

• Fridley located at 250 57th Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432

• Lakeville South located at 20250 Heritage Dr, Lakeville, MN 55044

• Mankato West located at 1200 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

• Maple Grove located at 8150 Wedgewood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

• Midway located at 1440 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

• Rochester located at 1021 15th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904

• Stillwater located at 1801 Market Dr, Stillwater, MN 55082

• Uptown located at 1104 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Dakota County Library: All Dakota County Library locations are closed until at least May 3rd. Full details are posted online.

Edina Parks & Recreation: All Edina Parks & Recreation programs and events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.

Eden Prairie Parks & Recreation: All programs, classes and lessons are canceled until further notice and refunds will be issued.

Foss Swim Schools: Foss Swim Schools in Minnesota have suspended all swim classes. The tentative date to re-open is May 2, with updates posted online.

Hennepin County public-facing services: Effective March 17, Hennepin County is closing all public-facing services at our 41 libraries, human service centers, and licensing service centers until further notice.

Ikea: Closing all stores effective March 18. Online service will be available at http://IKEA-USA.com

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul: All in-person group meetings, activities and events are canceled until further notice. They will remain open during normal business hours; however, in-person visits in the building are available by appointment only.  

Landmark Center: Landmark Center is canceling its Irish cultural events (2020 Day of Irish Dance, St. Patrick's Day celebration). The organization has postponed their Urban Expedition series on Poland and Hungary until further notice. Their Urban Expedition series on Senegal and Sierra Leone has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Life Time Fitness: Will be closed starting 8 p.m. March 16. The club will update with a reopening day. Members will be credited for the number of days the club is closed.

Lunds & Byerlys: All locations are now open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week to help ensure the well-being of staff, restocking of products and deep cleaning of stores. Lunds is also asking most customers to refrain from visiting from 7-8 a.m., to allow higher-risk shoppers, including older adults and those who have compromised immune systems, to shop before the rest of the crowds come in. This will help ensure that they are the first to shop after cleaning and stocking. More information is available at lundsandbyerlys.com/coronavirus.

Macy's: Closing until further notice.

Mall of America: Mall of America remains closed until further notice.

Metro Transit: Suspending all bus and light rail service from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17.

Minneapolis Bouldering Project: Closed until further notice. They will not be charging dues to members while closed.

Minneapolis Parks & Recreation: The Minneapolis Parks & Recreation has closed all beaches and pools for the season and certain roads to traffic. The traffic closures were made to allow for more social distancing for pedestrians. For more information, visit their website.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: All Arboretum classes and events as well as private group and rental reservations have been canceled and participants will be notified about their options. For updates, visit their website.

Minnesota State Parks: The Minnesota DNR is temporarily closing all campgrounds, lodging and rental facilities through at least May 1. Parks remain open for day use, with visitors advised to maintain social distancing of 6 to 10 feet.

Prairie Island Indian Community: All community events are canceled. Treasure Island Resort & Casino remains closed until further notice.

Ridgedale Center: Ridgedale, along with other Brookfield-owned properties, is temporarily closed. Chipotle, Cheesecake Factory and Café Zupas remain open for take-out orders from their exterior mall entrances. 

Rosedale Center: Closed until at least May 4, 2020, with updates posted online.

Science Museum: The museum temporarily closed on March 13. Five hundred employees will be laid off on April 2. Online content is available on smm.org. New content is added daily.

Simon Property Group: The nation's largest mall operator is closing Southdale Center, Twin Cities Premium Outlets and Albertville Premium Outlets will remain closed until further notice

St. Paul Parks & Recreation: Officials are suspending all senior programs, Adaptive Recreation programs, youth athletic games and practices and all gatherings until further notice. All playgrounds, athletic courts (basketball, tennis, volleyball) and skate parks are also closed in an effort to keep people from congregating in large groups in these areas. 

St. Paul Library: The Saint Paul Public Library is suspending all programs, events, classes, outreach services, and meeting room reservations, including the Bookmobile and all other offsite visits to community partners. The building remains closed until further notice.

Target: First hour of every Wednesday will be dedicated to vulnerable guests. All stores will now close at 9 p.m.

Three Rivers Park District: All of the Three Rivers Parks District buildings will be closed until further notice. All parks and trails will remain open, but visitors are urged to practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart.

All programs, events and reservations will be canceled through Monday, May 4. Guests impacted by these cancellations will be contacted via email or phone with additional information on refunds and rescheduling.

For more information access the Three Rivers Park District website. 

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity: The organization will be operating virtually until further notice.

YMCA: Fitness, health and wellbeing centers, pools and camps closed until at least May 1. A list of all program cancellations is available online.


AMC Theaters: All theaters will be closed for the next 6-12 weeks, starting March 17.

Avenues for Youth Social Justice Film Festival: The event set for March 28 has been canceled. Tickets are being fully refunded.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Performances are suspended, and Brindisi's Pub operations are temporarily closed. Full details on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres website.  

Children's Theatre: All remaining performances of The Rainbow Fish and Spamtown, USA and education programs will be canceled, and production of Annie postponed. The ticket office will be directly in touch with all patrons who have tickets to canceled performances.

The Dakota: Several performances postponed or rescheduled. Learn more here.

Eden Prairie Art Center: Officials say the center will be closed until further notice.

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center: Officials say the center will be closed until further notice.

Eden Prairie Senior Center: Officials say the center will be closed until further notice.

Eden Prairie Community Center: All classes and programs are canceled.

Edina Art Fair: Traditionally held the first full weekend in June, the season-starting outdoor art event will instead be held Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. 

First Avenue: Postponing all events at First Ave., 7th Street Entry, Turf Club, Fine Line, The Fitzgerald Theater and the Palace Theatre. The Depot Tavern, next door to First Avenue, will remain open at this time.

Guthrie Theater: The Guthrie Theater is canceling all remaining performances of "Twelfth Night" and "The Bacchae," as well as the upcoming performances of "CENTERPLAY."

Hennepin Theatre Trust: Shows ranging from March through May have been rescheduled or postponed, including the production of Disney's "Frozen" originally scheduled for May 6-31 at the Orpheum. For a full list visit their site: https://hennepintheatretrust.org/coronavirus-update/ Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased online or over the phone, the order will be refunded to the original card used for the purchase.

History Theatre: All upcoming shows for "Not For Sale" and "Not in Our Neighborhood" until another season. Tickets can be exchanged for a performance of "Runestone!: A Rock Musical," currently scheduled to open May 2 to May 24, a gift certificate equal to the number of tickets purchases, donate to the value of the tickets to the History Theatre, or request a full refund. 

Jason Aldean: Tour stop at Xcel Energy Center rescheduled for Aug. 8.

Kenny Chesney: May 2 stop at U.S. Bank Stadium postponed.

Live Nation Tours: All tours are paused due to coronavirus. This affects Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chris Stapleton and many others, according to the company's site.

Lumberjack Days: The annual festival in Stillwater is canceled for 2020, with plans to return in 2021.

Lumineers: The concert at the Xcel Energy Center has been rescheduled from March 12 to Sept. 24, 2020.

Minnesota Children's Museum: The museum is closed until further notice.  

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR): The organization is canceling all public events from March 14 to April 24.  Ticket-holders will be contacted directly with regard to refunds and exchanges in the event of postponement.

Music in the Zoo: Sue McLean and Associates says the 2020 artist lineup and ticket sale announcement for the popular music series, staged at the Minnesota Zoo's outdoor Weesner Amphitheater, has been pushed to mid or late May.  

Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced the temporary closure of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino. 

Minnesota Historical Society: Sites and museums to remain closed through June 30, with updates posted online.

Minnesota Zoo: the Minnesota Zoo will temporarily close to the public effective until further notice. The zoo will remain accessible to staff in order to continue to care for the animals and manage internal operations.

The International Wolf Center: The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, is now closed to the public through at least the weekend of April 5 to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Old Log Theater: Patrons who feel unwell should stay at home and contact the Old Log Box Office for a ticket exchange (952-474-5951, ext #0).

Reba McEntire: Tour stop at Xcel Energy Center set for May 7 rescheduled to July 23. Previously purchased tickets honored for new show. 

Rage Against the Machine: The Target Center concerts May 11 and 12 have been postponed. New show dates are TBD at this time.

Rolling Stones: The U..S Bank Stadium show set for May 16 has been canceled. No makeup dates announced at this time, and ticket holders are advised to hold onto their tickets until an announcement is made. 

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: All SPCO performances are canceled through the end of the 2019-20 season (which ends June 14). Tickets can be used for future performances, or ticket holders can call 651-291-1144 to request a refund.

SteppingStone for Youth Theatre: All Creative Learning programs, rehearsals and performances are temporarily canceled.

Stillwater Lift Bridge, Loop Trail “Lift & Loop” celebration: The grand opening celebration scheduled for May 15-16 has been postponed. A new date for the event will be determined within the next few weeks. 

Walker Art Center: Minneapolis-based Walker Art Center says it will remain closed until further notice.

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Government Services

City of Golden Valley: The city is closing its facilities to the public and suspending programs and events until further notice (some exceptions apply). City employees will still be available by phone or email. You can learn more on the city's website.

City of Plymouth: The city is closing its recreational facilities, canceling events and suspending recreation programming.  You can learn more on their website

City of Minnetonka: The City of Minnetonka has canceled a number of meetings, sessions and workshops. For a full and up-to-date list of cancellations and closures, please visit the City of Minnetonka's website

City of Savage: The city is canceling some of its "non-essential" activities from March 18 through April 30. More information is available on the city's website, here.

City of Blaine: The City of Blaine has closed all city buildings until further notice. City staff will continue to work and assist the public, but the buildings will not be open for in-person business. More information can be found on the city's website.

City of New Brighton: The City of New Brighton will be closing some facilities to public access. Essential services will continue, and city employees will be available by phone and email. Updates will be posted on the city's website.

City of Red Wing: The City of Red Wing will remain open, however, public access to public facilities will be suspended. Updates will be posted on the city's website.

Hennepin County Jail: The Hennepin County Jail is canceling all social visitation of inmates.

Minnesota Department of Corrections: In-person visits are suspended for a minimum of two weeks at all facilities. The department is looking for ways to expand electronic visiting, including potential reduction or waiver of fees.

Minnesota Department of Transportation: The department says, in accordance with guidance from state health officials, that it is canceling all of its public meetings and project open houses statewide for at least the next 30 days.

Morrison County Jail: All public visiting with inmates have been suspended until further notice. The public can still visit remotely by going to www.jailatm.com

Social Security Offices: All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Critical services, phone and online services will be available. www.socialsecurity.gov.

Stearns County: Face-to-face services are shifting to other delivery methods. Many of the county services will be available, online, phone and mail. There will be drop boxes in the entrances of the County Administration Center in St. Cloud and the Service Center building in Waite Park for residents to drop off paperwork for processing.

Stearns County Jail: Officials are cancelling all outside programming for inmates and all visiting hours.

St. Louis County Jail: The St. Louis County Jail has suspended all Inmate visitation by the public until further notice. Staff working to allow an additional small amount of phone time for anyone who has been incarcerated for seven days or longer, according to a press release. You can purchase or set up a phone card on their website.

United States District Court of Minnesota: The federal court system in Minnesota will remain open for business in all four of its courthouses, but has suspended all federal criminal and civil jury trials until further notice.  More info is available here.  


Governor Tim Walz announced Minnesota schools will close Wednesday, March 18 and will be transitioning to distance learning until further notice.

Concordia University: The university is migrating to online classes for the rest of the semester, starting March 16.  All students are being asked to vacate residence halls by March 20.

Minnesota State High School League: The MSHSL has formally canceled all spring athletics and activities for the remainder of the school year.

Minnesota State System: Most classes now delivered by alternative modes. The Minnesota State website provides updates.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law: The school announced Thursday, March 12, that it is suspending in-person classes until further notice.

St. Mary's University: With the progressing threat of COVID-19, Saint Mary’s University is taking steps to keep its students and the community safe, including moving classes online, canceling all athletic events, and suspending upcoming public events.

University of St. Thomas: All classes will be done online for the rest of the spring semester. For more info go to their website.

University of Minnesota System: Online classes to continue for the rest of the semester. Events, including graduation are canceled.

U of M Extension: In-person programs are canceled statewide until further notice.

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