What's Closed, Canceled or Changed Amid Coronavirus

March 30, 2020
More and more businesses and organizations close due to coronavirus.

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Stay-at-home directive in Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan instructs Marylanders to only leave their homes for essential jobs, food or medical care. 
* Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24.

The District 
All District residents ordered to stay home. Mayor Bowser says the only exceptions are to perform essential jobs or activities.
* All weekend jail sentences have been suspended through June 5. And all misdemeanor bench warrants issued in criminal misdemeanor, criminal traffic and District of Columbia criminal cases -- except for bench warrants issued in misdemeanor sex offense and indecent exposure cases --- are suspended.
* The U.S. Capitol complex to remain closed to public through May 1. 
* D.C. Public Schools closed through April 24. 
* All non-essential businesses in D.C. closed until April 24. 
* All DC Parks facilities, including playgrounds, parks, and athletic fields, closed to the public.

* Governor Northam has ordered residents to remain at home, except for certain necessities. 
* All schools in Virginia closed for remainder of academic year.


Salvation Army 

Wanna help? The Salvation Army is accepting COVID-19 Care Packages from the safety of your own home and securely dropping them off at one of their eight locations throughout the DMV.  They are offering secure, no-contact drop off from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday, as well as by appointment other times. 

They also welcome Amazon, Walmart, and other shipping orders to simply be shipped directly. There is also the option to donate online

Street Closures In The District

* Travel in the area of the National Mall is restricted. 

  • The Memorial Bridge
  • Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • Potomac River Freeway (all exits to Ohio Drive and Independence Avenue)
  • Rock Creek Parkway/Potomac Parkway Drive between Virginia Avenue and Independence Avenue, SW (to include Ohio Drive, SW)
  • Independence Avenue between Ohio Drive and 14th Street, SW
  • 23rd Street between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • Henry Bacon Drive between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • 17th Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • 15th Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Maine Avenue between Independence and 12th Street, SW
  • All vehicular exits to East Potomac Park and West Potomac Park

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

* Paid sick and family leave for people in quarantine, caring for a family member with COVID-19 or have children out of school.

Protection for Homeowners/Renters 

* In Maryland, companies can't shut off electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and internet service to any residential customer. No late fees either.
* Maryland courts are prohibited from ordering the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was the result of COVID-19.


* As of March 16, all bars and restaurants in the District are carryout only. Movie theaters, gyms, spas and other large businesses are also closed for business.
* Same deal in Maryland. Restaurants will continue carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery services, and allow for eateries in health care facilities to remain open.
*Virginia will close all of the following begining 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24:

  • Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;
  • Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities;
  • Beauty salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;
  • Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities;
  • Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement.

Takeout and delivery are still available from restaurants.

Shopping Malls 

* All enclosed shopping malls in Maryland closed


D.C. Public schools closed through April 24. 
In Virginia, all schools closed through the remainder of calendar year. 
Public schools in Maryland closed through March 31. 

However, meals and snacks will still be available to students at these locations

Maryland Vehicle Administration

MVA has closed all offices indefinitely. All driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations that expire or are eligible for renewal during this time will not expire until the 30th day after Maryland's state of emergency has been lifted. 

D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

D.C. DMV locations listed below will remain open:

  • Southwest Service Center – 95 M Street, SW
  • Self-Service On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Kiosk – 300 Van Buren Street, NW (open 24/7)

The following locations will be closed beginning March 16:

  • Benning Ridge Service Center - 4525 Benning Road, SE
  • Brentwood Road Test/CDL Office - 1205 Brentwood Road, NE
  • Inspection Station - 1001 Half Street, SW
  • Adjudication Services - 955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
  • Georgetown Service Center - 3270 M Street, NW
  • Rhode Island Service Center - 2350 Washington Place, NE

All driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and vehicle inspections scheduled to expire between March 16 and March 31 will be granted a waiver without penalty until DC DMV reopens at full operating capacity. All tickets will remain in their current status between March 16 and March 31 and no additional penalties will be accessed during this period. In the interim, the public is encouraged to request adjudication and pay citations online. Additionally, all driver license suspensions and revocations will be paused until DC DMV returns to full operating capacity after March 31. 

D.C. Public Libraries

All public libraries in the District will close until April 1. 

Maryland Casinos and Sports Betting 

  • MGM National Harbor
  • Live! Casino & Hotel
  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
  • Hollywood Casino Perryville
  • Ocean Downs Casino
  • Rocky Gap Casino Resort
  • Laurel Park
  • Pimlico Race Course
  • Timonium Race Course
  • Fair Hill Races
  • Rosecroft Raceway
  • Ocean Downs

And all simulcast betting facilities in the state will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, indefinitely.

Awards Shows, Festivals and Concerts

* The 2020 Billboard Music Awards have been postponed. They were scheduled for April 29. 
* Coachella has been postponed until October.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is canceled.
* The Easter Egg Roll has been canceled, the White House said Monday.
* The Kennedy Center will be closed through May 10.

Sporting Events

The 2020 Summer Olympics (postponed until 2021) 
The Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament (canceled)
The Masters Golf Tournament (postponed) 
The NBA season (suspended)
The NHL season (suspended)
The MLB season (suspended)
The XFL season (canceled)
Boston Marathon (postponed) 
Preakness (postponed)

Here's a full list of every sports event that has been canceled or affected by coronavirus.

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