Closings, cancelations and postponed events/ programs

The Citizen will be updating as closings and other announcements as they are made on this document which is also available on our Facebook page.

If you know of a closing, postponement or other change to daily life and you don’t see it here, please email us at [email protected]


EMU — classes will move online starting March 17 and all access to campus canceled through April 3.

JMU — no classes March 16-20, online from March 23-April 5 (will announce next steps by March 27)

K-12 schools: In Virginia, schools are closed through March 27.

Generations Crossing daycare will be closed through the week of March 27th

Massanutten Regional Library has cancelled and postponed all programs effective immediately.

Woodland Montessori preschool is closed until March 30.

Young Children’s Program at JMU – closed until March 30


Explore More Discovery Museum will be closed until at least March 30.

Forbes Center: All ticketed performances (student, faculty and guest artist) have been cancelled for the remainder of the season.

Valley Jump Park is closed until further notice.

North Mountain Gymnastics in Broadway is closed.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2020, scheduled for March 21, is postponed to a later date.

Bridgewater Rotary Club has cancelled its dinner set for March 17.

Fitness & Recreation

Broadway Coworking has suspended yoga classes this month.

Dance and Co has extended their spring break – no classes 

Horizons Edge Sports Campus facilities has cancelled all clubs, leagues and clinics postponed until March 30  .

Rockingham County Parks and Recreation has cancelled all programs and facility rentals for the rest of the month

Rocktown Hot Yoga has cancelled classes until further notice.

Sentara Wellness Center has cancelled group fitness classes, water classes and childcare through March 27

The Grace in the Icehouse has cancelled all group exercise classes for two weeks, starting March 13. 

Weight Watchers Workshops are moving to an online format from March 16 – April 4, and the Tuesday 5:30 studio will be closed. 


Walmart Grocery pickup from the Marketplace on Port Republic has been suspended for at least seven days.

Health care

Sentara Hospitals: Visitors aged 12 and under are prohibited inside hospitals.

Sentara Life Care Facilities: Sentara is asking all visitors to nursing and rehabilitation centers, our assisted living village and PACE centers, including family members, contractors and volunteers, to not visit these facilities until further notice.


Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council has cancelled all Girl Scout activities until April 17.

Restaurants & Food

Harrisonburg Mobile Cafe: They will be handing out bagged meals in a drive-through manner.

(Please note: there are no requirements for the Mobile Cafe. Any family with children ages 5-18 can come to any location and receive the bagged meals for each child)

Our Community Place has cancelled the Friday Lunch Restaurant until further notice. OCP is also asking outside volunteers not to visit and are encouraging those with housing to stay home.

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse is closed until March 31.


Gift and Thrift at 731 Mt Clinton Pike is closed through March 29

Larkin Arts announced it is closing its store and rescheduling all class through March 27.  

Pufferbellies toy store in Staunton is changing to deliveries, curbside pick up, and shipping; no in store shopping until further notice.


HDPT JMU transit service will not be operating March 15-21.

City Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will operate normally

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