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A growing list of things are closed, postponed or cancelled in Memphis and the Mid-South

As public gatherings and events are postponed and cancelled in Memphis and the Mid-South we will update this list.
Credit: Photo by Benedikt Geyer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Taking the advice of the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, both local government agencies and private companies have decided to close stores and cancel or postpone events in the hopes that social isolation will slow or prevent the spread of coronavirus cases in Memphis and the Mid-South. 

Below is an up-to-date list of closed business as well as postponed or cancelled events. Keep in mind that many restaurants have closed their dining rooms but offer take-out and delivery options. If you know of any items that should be added to this list, please email us at newsdesk@localmemphis.com


Several Wells Fargo branches in Tennessee have closed temporarily and branch operating hours have been adjusted. Check Wells Fargo’s website for the status of branches and ATM locations for the most up-to-date information

Hu. Hotel is temporarily closed, until further notice.

The American Job Centers (AJC) in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale, and Tipton Counties closed effective March 23, until further notice.

The Little Tea Shop is closed until further notice.

Hattiloo cancels performances through May 1st.

Southaven Springfest 2020 cancelled.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is closed until at least March 31.

Germantown Municipal Buildings are closing to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, until further notice.

The National Civil Rights Museum will be closed March 17 until further notice. 

The Memphis Zoo is only closing its indoor exhibits and Cathouse Dining. Prices will be lowered because they have less exhibits. 

The Pink Palace Family of Museums, including Pink Palace, Lichterman Nature Center, Mallory-Neely House and Magevney House will be closed to the public until further notice. 

The Children's Museum of Memphis will be closed beginning March 17. In their press release, no re-open date was given but they said "Our staff will continue to monitor released health updates and will post any updates on our website and social channels."

The Brooks Museum will be closed until March 31. 

Stax Museum will be closed starting March 18 and all events through April 30 will be postponed 

The Metal Museum will remain closed until further notice. In addition, all events through April 4 have been postponed. 

Memphis City Libraries will close Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. If you want something new to read you can still use services such as Libby to checkout e-books with your library card number. 

Mississippi Casinos are closed until further notice. 

The Kroc Center will be closed until further notice

Memphis Rox will be closed from March 18 to at least March 31. 

Southern College of Optometry is closed in favor of remote lectures. The Eye Center at SCO will suspend regular eye care but emergency care will continue

Memphis VA Medical Center will restrict visitor access with the exception of hospice and Palliative Care patients. 

Withers Collection Museum and Gallery will temporarily close to the public until further notice. 

Woodruff Fontaine House is closed through the month of March. 

Macy's has closed all locations across the country through March 31, including those in Memphis and the Mid-South. 

The REI at 5959 Poplar Ave in Memphis will be closed from March 16 through March 27 

Malco Theaters have closed until further notice. 

Earnestine and Hazel’s is closed until further notice.

Starbucks interior is closed. They are allowing drive-thru only.

Chick-Fil-A dining room is closed. They are allowing drive-thru only. 

Central BBQ is providing curbside pickup on all orders. 

Nordstrom all stores including Nordstrom Rack closed starting March 17 until further notice. Online sales will remain open.

Jimmy John's Memphis-area locations are pickup, drive-thru and delivery only, and Winchester and Downtown stores will close each evening at 5pm and Cordova, Germantown, and Poplar-White Station locations will close at 7pm every day.

Main Event will be closed beginning March 17 until further notice.


Shelby County Public Transportation Ad Hoc Committee Meeting at Golden Gate Cathedral has been canceled. Rescheduling of the meeting will be considered and an announcement will be forthcoming.

Shelby County Schools are closed through April 6th

Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington, are closed through March 31st

Hardeman County Schools will be closed from March 17-April 3

Catholic Diocese Schools are on extended spring break until March 20

University of Memphis spring break has been extended to March 22 when they will move to online classes

Christian Brothers University will be closed until March 17. Online classes begin March 18

Rhodes College classes are cancelled until March 20 when they will begin online classes. 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center classes are cancelled until March 23 when they will begin online classes.  

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) classes are cancelled until March 23 when they will begin online classes.

Mississippi State classes are cancelled until March 23 when they will begin online classes.

Southwest Tennessee Community College online classes will begin March 23. College closes all locations until further notice.

Memphis Achievement School District is closed until March 30.

Compass Community School has cancelled classes until at least April 6

Tipton County Schools are closed through March 31.

Lemoyne Owens College students will return to classes on March 30

Shelby County Agricenter events that have 50 people or more will be cancelled through March 31.

Indie Memphis March and April events are cancelled. You can refund or credit if you purchased a ticket. 

Taste of Memphis event cancelled for April 9. 

Shelby County General Sessions Civil Court sessions are cancelled until March 31. For more information about your Civil Court appearance call 901-222-3400

Germantown Municipal Court will cancel all court sessions from March 18 to March 30th. If you are scheduled to appear during those dates, please call 901-757-7212 

Southaven Municipal Court has cancelled all sessions for the week of March 16 to March 20, 2020. If you have a pending court case, call 662-393-7042.  

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced several cancellations and closures  

Millington Parks and Recreation Department events will be cancelled through April 1. 

The Hospitality Staffing Solutions Hiring Event has been cancelled.

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has cancelled all special events, guest artist visits and concerts for the remainder of the semester.


Memphis Greek Festival announces new dates: September 25-26, 2020

University of Memphis graduation ceremonies, originally scheduled for May 9 have been postponed until further notice. For more info, check the UoM FAQs page.

The ACT college entrance exam is postponing its April testing until June. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from the ACT with information on how to reschedule to June 13 for free.  

Beale Street St. Patrick's Day Parade has been rescheduled for April 11

Kenny Chesney at BankPlus Amphitheater scheduled for May 13 has been postponed until further notice.

Cher at FedEx Forum has been rescheduled for September 16

Author events at novel. have been postponed through April 4.

Memphis International Raceway '34th Super Chevy Show' will be postponed until September 25-27, 2020. 

The Oxford Film Festival will be postponed indefinitely.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma society's 'Big Climb Memphis' has been postponed until October 24, 2020

The Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk at the Liberty Bowl is postponed until June 13


While the Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South’s Family Store currently are not scheduling donation pickups at this time, they are accepting donations. Click here for a list of donation drop-off sites.

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