A Running List of Closures, Cancellations in Fort Worth Due to COVID-19
A large number of organizations and businesses in the Fort Worth area are canceling or postponing events as COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across northern Texas and the United States.
This routing list is continuously updated as high-traffic areas in Fort Worth announce closings.
Public programs for the month of March will be canceled on the Amphibian Stage or postponed for the month of March.
Affected programming includes:
- Steven Castillo – Comedy Residency – 17.-21. March
- Hansard – National Theater Live – March 18th and 21st
- Tad-Poles stilt classes – March 21st and 28th
- Avery Moore – Sets on Sets – 26.-27. March
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter will be closed until April 1st.
Bass performance hall
Performing Arts Fort Worth decided to cancel all scheduled events at Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio, and Van Cliburn Recital Hall by March 31st.
Affected services are:
- Schumann & Shostakovich, 13.-15. March, presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
- Alive on Bass, March 17th, presented by University Christian Church (postponed to September 15th)
- Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, 20.-22. March, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth
- Image, Imbue & Bartok, 27.-29. March, presented by the Texas Ballet Theater
- All private events and tours take place in Bass Hall, McDavid Studio, and Van Cliburn Recital Hall
Event ticket holders will be contacted by the presenting organizations via email and social media. No action is required.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum will be temporarily closed to the public from March 15 to April 1.
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will be temporarily closed from March 19 to April 15 at 6:00 p.m. Activities related to the GROW collaboration will also be canceled but will continue online for virtual educational activities, gardening functions and more.
Fort Worth ISD
Fort Worth ISD’s spring break will be extended for a minimum of two weeks through March 27th. In addition, the public school district is investigating online engagement activities, according to a statement from the district.
City libraries and community centers in Fort Worth
The city libraries are closed until March 29, including all classes and events.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo will be closer from March 14-23. The cancellation includes the preschool program, educational programs and private events.
The Grand Berry Theater
The Grand Berry Theater is closed indefinitely “until it’s safe”.
Heim Barbecue dining rooms on Magnolia Avenue and White Settlement Road will be closed until March 17th. Groceries can still be sold at both locations and can be picked up at both locations by phone or online at HeimBBQ.com. Delivery is available for orders of $ 300 or more.
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum is temporarily closed with effect from March 13th.
Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art
The Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art will be closed March 14-30.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame have closed and canceled all events through March 21st.
Stage West is closed to the public until April 20th.
Affected performances are children from March 19th to April 12th. Ticket holders can find out more at stagewest.org/news/coronavirus-update.
Sundance Square has canceled all events scheduled to take place in Sundance Plaza and the Pavilion by March 31st.
Sid Richardson Museum
The Sid Richardson Museum will be closed from March 17th and will remain closed until March 29th.
Stockyards Visitor Center
The Stockyards Visitor Center will be closed until March 27th.
Tarrant County College
TCC extends the spring break from March 15th to March 22nd. Classes will resume on March 23rd. Students should email their teachers to hear how coursework will continue for the semester.
Tarleton State University
The spring break at all locations will be extended by another week (March 16-20). Classes will continue on Monday March 23rd.
Texas Christian University
The TCU is extending the spring break in the week of March 16-20 and switching from personal lessons to online lessons from March 23 to April 3.
Texas Wesleyan University
The TWU will also suspend courses on campus from March 16 and move to online classes on March 23. The current online courses remain unchanged.
2020 Cowtown goes green and parade
The 2020 Cowtown Goes Green and Parade is canceled. According to the organizers, the authorities have called for the event to be canceled due to the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fort Worth Stockyards stores will remain open.
2020 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
The 2020 MAIN ST. The Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) April 16-19 has been postponed with a tentative date from September 3-6.
Billy Bob’s Texas
Several concerts and attractions in Billy Bobs Texas are canceled or postponed. More details at billybobstexas.com/news/9800.
Butterflies in the garden
Butterflies in the gardens of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden close March 15-21.
The fourth annual Fortress Festival music festival will be postponed and postponed from its original dates April 25-26 in Fort Worth. All tickets for the April event will be honored for upcoming dates.
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival has been postponed to October 22-25.
Fort Worth Herd
The twice-daily cattle drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards will be suspended until March 27th.
Large Hincapie Fund
The Gran Fondo Hincapie-Fort Worth 2020 event due to take place on March 28th has been canceled.
Mule Alley Block Party
The Mule Alley Block Party, which was originally scheduled for March 21-22 with MB Mercantile & Supply, has been postponed.
NCAA gymnastics championship tournaments for women
The NCAA has canceled the women’s gymnastics championships.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
There will be no Stockyards Championship Rodeo from March 20-21.
Tarrant Area Food Bank
TAFB cancels Empty Bowls, their fundraiser in March. The Tarrant Area Food Bank hopes to make a new appointment in the future. However, due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, no details are currently known.
The Sinclair will postpone the Mixers & Makers event until further notice.
The Tarrant County hotline for coronavirus questions and concerns is in place 817-248-6299.
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent infection is to take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom. before the meal; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with a normal household cleaning spray or cloth.
Source: Tarrant County Public Health