Events canceled, offices closed due to the Coronavirus


(WETM) – The following local events have been either postponed or canceled due to concerns amid the coronavirus. Local government building closings are also posted in here.

School lunch information can be found here.

Chemung County

Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Boater Safety and Pistol Permit Classes

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office has canceled their Boater Safety classes scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Golden Glow Fire Department and April 25, 2020 at the West Elmira Fire Department. New dates will be scheduled as soon as practicable. We are also canceling the Pistol Permit Class scheduled for this Saturday, April 11, 2020. This class will also be rescheduled as soon as possible.

17th Annual Take A Child Fishing Derby

The 17th Annual Take A Child Fishing Derby has been rescheduled to September 26th 

Elmwood Ave Baptist Church

Elmwood Ave Baptist Church at 230 Elmwood Ave Elmira Heights NY will be canceling all Church activities as well as Worships. We will resume services on Palm Sunday April 5th.

Chemung County Legislature

All Chemung County Legislature meetings will be closed to in-person attendance. All agendas and recordings will be made available online and public comments can be sent to

Arnot Mall

The Arnot Mall has suspended dining operations and will be adjusting hours to comply with Governor Cuomo’s recent announcements.

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is suspending volunteer activities.

Chemung County Health Department

To prevent congregation and reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission, effective 03/19/2020 and until further notice, the Chemung County Health Department is shifting to appointment- and phone-based services only. Residents in need of the following services should call to make an appointment.

Town of Elmira

Town Hall services at the Town Hall will be available for residents via appointment only. Feel free to use the mail for dog license renewals and tax payments, or use the drop off box located at the front door entrance at 1255 W Water Street. To make an appointment, or to ask a question, call the Town Clerk at 734-2031 For Code Enforcement, building permits, or zoning questions call 734-3608 Any question related to property exemptions, STAR, or assessments, call the Assessor at 734-1486 Pirozzolo Park and the Town Community Center are CLOSED to the public until further notice. Use of the playground, sports fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts is strictly prohibited.

Social Connection Drop-in center

The Social Connection Drop-in center is closed

Rex Field VFW Post 901 

All activities canceled except Friday 5 pm fish fry, carry out only.

City of Elmira

City of Elmira business will be conducted by appointment only, therefore you must call ahead to make an appointment.  We are encouraging residents to conduct any business via phone or online to reduce in person interactions. The City’s Sanitation pickup will remain the same, and garbage will be picked up according to the regular schedule.

Village of Horseheads

Village of Horseheads offices are closed following the Governor’s advisement. If necessary, you may call 607 739-5691 to make an appointment for any urgent issues. Court is closed for all staff, fines, small claims etc can not be processed or accepted.

Please note drop box is available in the back parking lot for any water bill payments or documents

Van Etten

Until further notice, the Town Hall of Van Etten will not open for office hours until further notice-please utilize drop box or USPS for payments. Please call Dawn Rose, Town Clerk at 607-589-4435 ext 4 for further information.

Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Boater Safety and Pistol Permit Classes

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office has canceled their Boater Safety class scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Southport Fire Department. A new date for the Southport class will be scheduled as soon as practicable. We currently have two other dates in April and will keep you posted on their status. 04/11/2020 – Golden Glow Fire Dept. 04/25/2020 – West Elmira Fire Dept. We are also canceling the Pistol Permit Class scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, 2020. These classes will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Big Flats Community Center and Town Hall

The Town of Big Flats Community Center and Town Hall are closed for all activities or functions until future notice.

Tanglewood Nature Center

We have made the difficult decision to close the Nature Center, as well as cancel all programs and rentals, beginning March 16th through April 13th.

Chemung County Libraries

The Chemung County Library District will be closing all branches starting Tuesday, March 17 and will reopen on Monday, April 13.

This includes Steele Memorial, Horseheads, West Elmira, Big Flats, Van Etten and the Bookmobile

Chemung County Youth Bureaus’ Learn & Earn and Super Saturday Programs

The safety and health of our youth, families and youth serving professionals is always our first priority. In light of information related to the evolving COVID-19 situation and growing school and community concerns, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Chemung County Youth Bureaus’ Learn & Earn and Super Saturday Programs until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in this matte

Catholic Charities

Clothing Closet at the Samaritan Center will be closed until further notice.

Clemens Center Events

Per the directive from Governor Andrew Cuomo at 2:00 p.m. EST today (March 12, 2020), all mass gatherings in the State of New York will be curtailed until further notice.  By definition, the following upcoming events in Powers Theater are effected:  Frozen Jr. (3/26-28); Comedy Club (4/1), and Pout Pout Fish (4/2).

If you are a ticketholder, please contact the Box Office at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159. 

Paint The Night Pink

Paint The Night Pink, Circle of Blessings, originally scheduled for April 18 at Elmira College, has been postponed due to COVID-19

In regard to future announcements, event organizer, Alisa Troccia states: “There are many things to consider but we are evaluating the current situation and will be working diligently with all event contributors in order to arrive at the best solution for everyone.”

“The cancellation of this celebration is a very unfortunate but unavoidable casualty of the circumstances now confronting us,” said a representative from Arnot Health.

In the event we are able to reschedule Paint The Night Pink, Circle of Blessings, tickets already purchased will automatically be valid. Ticket holders also have the option of making their purchase for the 2020 event a donation to the Arnot Health Falck Cancer Center, or, if they choose, request a refund by contacting Alisa Troccia at 607-259-6139 or via the Brown Paper Tickets website if they purchased tickets online

Schuyler County

Catholic Charities’ Destination Unknown Gala

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler has canceled their annual fundraising gala, Destination Unknown, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.

Schuyler County Legislative Office

The Schuyler County Legislative Office is closed to the public and the staff is working from home. The staff can be reached by phone at 607-535-8100 or by email

Schuyler County Legislature

This is to inform you that our normally scheduled jurisdictional Committee Meetings for Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th have been cancelled. The Legislature plans on reviewing the agendas, posted on our web page, and will take any action necessary for them, such as committee motions, at the Legislative Resolution Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020, following our Board of Health meeting at 9:00 a.m. These meetings currently are planned to be held via teleconference however everything is subject to change between now and then.

Watkins Glen International

Opening Weekend, originally set for April 4, has been postponed

Schuyler County Office for the Aging

Schuyler County Office for the Aging Congregate Meal Sites will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice and the Schuyler County Office for the Aging March for Meals Dinner event scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 has been canceled.

Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center

The Brick Tavern Museum and Wickham Rural Life Center in Montour Falls are closed to the public until further notice due to community health concerns.

Steuben County

Bath VA

The VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System (Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers) is adopting a “NO Visitors” policy for all inpatients, at both locations. No one under 18 will be allowed into the medical centers and should not accompany loved ones to their medical appointment.  Exceptions to this policy will be in compassionate cases, when Veterans are in their last stages of life on hospice units.  Veterans coming in for appointments should call prior to coming in if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber offices will be closed until April 14 and the Information Center of Corning will be closed until April 1. These closures may be extended as necessary.

Bath Peace and Justice Group meeting

The Bath Peace and Justice Group meeting has been canceled.

Steuben County Offices

Steuben County offices will remain closed to public walk-ins until Wednesday, March 25th.  The public should utilize the phone numbers below to schedule appointments for services with various departments.

These buildings include the 3 East Pulteney Sq. Main Office Complex (Main County Office Building, County Clerk’s Office, County Court House, Annex Building, and the Balcom House); Veterans’ Service Office; Bath Mental Health Building; and Hornell and Corning DMV, Office for the Aging, Probation, and Mental Health Offices.

County Courts will open tomorrow at 9 am for emergencies only at the County Courthouse in Bath.  All court appearances are cancelled and will be rescheduled.  If you have an emergency court need, call (607) 622-8451. 

Residents can also contact the 2-1-1 Helpline for additional information. 

City of Hornell

The Village of North Hornell is closed to the public until further notice.  Contact the Village Clerk’s office if you have any questions or concerns at 607-324-7894.

Despite the cancellation of the physical reception, we are moving forward with an online exhibit which will open on the same date the reception was schedule to open:

City of Corning

We will be maintaining services such as police, fire, water, sewer, and trash collection. However, non-essential services such as recreation programs, planning services, and assessing services will not be open to the public

Village of Bath

As of March 17th, 2020 the village and town of Bath municipal hall will be closed until further notice.

For town of aBth tax collection, you can mail payment to receiver of taxes, po box 327, Bath, ny 14810. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked by March 31st. You can also make payments online at paylocalgov.Com/steubencounty or by calling 888-877-0450. Instruction for online payment is printed on your tax bill. If you need to make a cash payment, call the town clerk’s office for an appointment.

Town of Corning Council

Due to the state-mandated Coronavirus requirements for nonessential gatherings, the Town of Corning offices will be closed until further notice and all meetings and non-essential functions are cancelled.

The Town Board meeting scheduled for tomorrow is also cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. If any questions or issues should arise, contact: Kim Feehan, Supervisor, Town of Corning (607) 542-7723

Campbell-Savona Central School District

Campbell-Savona Central School District is cancelling all events, activities and programs that involve the general public or students from schools outside of the GST BOCES region through Sunday, April 12. A list of cancellations will be posted on our website at and will be sent home to parents.

The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum are canceling all events through April 1. This includes CMoG’s Family Night for tomorrow (March 13) and 2300 (March 19).

Spring Fling At Massi’s Gardens & Landscaping

The Spring Fling At Massi’s Gardens & Landscaping scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.

Bath Fire Department Bingo and Breakfast

All Bath Fire Department Bingo and Breakfast events in March have been canceled.

Tioga County PA

Goodies For Our Troops

Goodies For Our Troops has CANCELLED Mon. Tues. Thurs. 9AM-Noon Packaging Events and all Field Trips until at least April 1st.


Today, Tuesday, March 17, Thomas Putnam, Hamilton-Gibson artistic director, released a list of HG activities and events that are being cancelled, postponed or are being evaluated for cancellation or postponement. They include:

  • All HG Children and Youth Choir rehearsals are canceled until further notice.
  • The HG Choir Performance Tour set for April 30-May 3 has been cancelled.
  • Acting Up, HG’s Tuesday creative theatre experiences for seniors, is cancelled until further notice.
  • The Shaw Festival trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake in early May has been cancelled.
  • The production of “Almost, Maine” set to open on March 27 is postponed until a later date.
  • The Comedy Club evening, set for April 18 is being evaluated.
  • The production of “My Way, set for late May, is being evaluated.

Tiadaghton Audubon Society

Tiadaghton Audubon Society Cancels March 18 Meeting And April Saturday Morning Bird Walk


All public programs, events and trainings offered in Pennsylvania state parks and forests, including those offered by Friends groups and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, have been cancelled as of March 13 until the end of April due to coronavirus (COVID-19) spread concerns. 

Among the programs cancelled in Tioga and Potter counties are:

Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 (570-724-4246) — The Maple Weekend Open House on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22 and the Saturday Morning Bird Walks on April 4, 11, 18 & 25.

Lyman Run State Park, 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922 (814-435-5010) — Friday, March 27, Owl Prowl and Saturday, March 28, Winter Adventure Hike with Chip Harrison & John Halter (570-439-1826).

Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 (814-435-5010) — Saturday, April 18, Nightscapes Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold. 

Deane Center for the Performing Arts

Kevin Connelly, executive director of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, has announced that shows on March 21, 27 and 28 and April 4 have been canceled due to the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).They include:

  • The Revelers, a six-member Southwestern Louisiana-basedband, on Saturday, March 21;
  • Comedian and Storyteller Bil Lepp on Friday, March 27;
  • John McCutcheon, American folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, author and social and labor activist, on Saturday, March 28; and
  • The Fitzgeralds – Tom, Kerry and Julie, three fiddling and step dancing siblings from Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, April 4. 

Bradford County

Athens Township Fire Department events

Bingo is canceled. The Ham and Turkey Party scheduled for March 28th will be postponed to a later date to be determined.

Towanda Fire Department

Until further notice will not have our monthly dinners or holding monthly meetings due to Stay at Home order!

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