All closures and cancellations amid COVID-19 outbreak

Schools, events and businesses are closing up shop to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization officially declared that the global coronavirus crisis in now a pandemic. Governor Jay Inslee ordered all schools statewide, public and private, to close on March 17. He also issued a stay home, stay healthy ordinance advising against all non-essential travel until May 4.


  • All K-12 public and private schools in Washington state are closed through the school year
  • All K-12 public schools in Idaho closed through the school year
  • Washington State University has moved all classes online and postponed commencement
      • WSU’s Interfraternity Council has called off all social events
      • Mom’s Weekend has been cancelled
  • University of Washington has moved all classes online
  • Eastern Washington University has moved all academic operations online
  • Whitworth University has moved all classes online
  • University of Idaho has moved classes online and postponed commencement
  • North Idaho College has moved all classes online
  • Gonzaga University has moved all classes online and has postponed commencement


  • Washington State University’s Murrow Symposium is cancelled
  • WSU’s has cancelled Mom’s Weekend and the Macklemore concert
  • Ferris High School has cancelled ‘Ham on Regal’
  • Cher postponed her Spokane concert to October 10
  • Miranda Lambert postponed her Spokane concert to October 8
  • JoJo Siwa’s Spokane show has been postponed
  • Knitting Factory announced that artist Whitey Morgan has cancelled all Pacific Northwest shows
  • Othello’s Sandhill Crane Fest has been cancelled
  • ‘Once on this Island’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ performances at the First Interstate Center for the Arts have been cancelled
  • The remainder of the Spokane Symphony season has been cancelled
  • All events at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox have been cancelled through April 10
  • ‘Baby Shark Live’ has been postponed
  • Spokane Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop has been suspended until further notice
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho have suspended booth sales from March 27 – April 19
  • Bloomsday has been postponed until September 20
  • Hoopfest is set to continue as normal, but has reserved the weekend of August 22-23 as a backup
  • Louis the Child concert rescheduled for September 10
  • Washington State Apple Blossom Festival has been postponed, but a new date has not been announced
  • Lilac City Brewfest has been cancelled
  • The Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade has been postponed to July 25
  • Volume Music Festival has been postponed until Fall 2020
  • All Book of Mormon performances


  • NBA has suspended their season until further notice
  • NCAA has cancelled all winter and spring sports
  • MLB Opening Day postponed until further notice
  • NHL has suspended their season until further notice
  • XFL has cancelled its regular season games; ticket holders will be issued refunds and credits
  • MLS has suspended season until further notice
  • The 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed
  • Spokane Shock and all IFL games have suspended their season
  • Big Sky Conference cancelled remaining championship basketball games
  • Pac-12 cancelled all conference games
  • 2020 Washington Middle School Basketball Championship has been postponed
  • SYSA has cancelled all youth sports games, practices and activities; including indoor soccer and indoor flag football
  • YMCA has cancelled group glasses
  • Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park has suspended operations indefinitely
  • Schweitzer Mountain has ended its season early
  • Silver Mountain has ended its season early
  • All high schools spring sports are cancelled


  • All Washington and Idaho restaurants and bars are closed for dine-in services until further notice. Take out and delivery is still available
  • Starbucks has closed high-activity stores, and banned the use of all seating, including the cafe and patio areas
  • Dutch Bros. has temporarily banned personal mugs
  • Inland Northwest Honor Flight has postponed all trips until late April
  • Meals on Wheels Spokane has shut down down the Mid-City Concerns Senior Center indefinitely
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center has suspended all programs and regular offerings through April. In the meantime, the center will shift operations to emergency management efforts
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has been temporarily closed
  • Spokane Tribe Casino has been temporarily closed
  • Chewelah Casino has been temporarily closed
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino has been closed indefinitely
  • Kalispel Casino, Kalispel Golf and Country Club has been closed indefinitely
  • Fatburger 5-Mile has closed indefinitely
  • All Value Village locations have been temporarily closed

—City Programs—

  • All Washington state parks, campground, DNR land and WDFW land have been closed until May 4
  • Spokane Public Libraries have cancelled all events, meeting room bookings and outreach services through June. Libraries have been closed through May 4.
  • Meals on Wheels has suspended all ‘Silver Café’ congregate meal sites; home delivery will continue
  • Coeur d’Alene Libraries have cancelled all programs until further notice
  • Spokane Parks and Recreation has postponed several programs, but parks and natural areas are open
  • All Spokane County play structures are closed indefinitely
  • Spokane and Spokane County golf courses have been temporarily closed
  • Yakima River Canyon Umtanum, Big Pines, Lmuma, and Roza recreation areas have been closed indefinitely
  • Liberty Recreation Site is closed until further notice
  • Chopaka Lake Campground is closed until further notice


  • The U.S. Capitol, House and Senate office buildings closed to the public until April
  • Washington’s Department of Licensing Offices has been closed temporarily