UPDATED: The latest closings and cancellations in York County

Staff Report
COVID-19 coronavirus testing is available outside of WellSpan Family Medicine - Cape Horn in Windsor Township, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Candidates must be directed to the facility for testing by a physician prior to arrival. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The coronavirus outbreak has forced closing and cancellations throughout York County over the past few days.

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Here are the closings we know of as of Thursday:

  • The York County Solid Waste Authority has postponed it's 6th Annual High School Recycled Art Contest scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at the York Central Market House. No new date has been set at this time. Also postponed is the display of submitted work which was scheduled from April 1 through April 30 at the York Central Market House. 

  • State Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, has temporarily closed his Red Lion district office. It will remain staffed. The office can be reached at 717-244-9232.

  • Creative York's "Art in Residence" annual spring fundraiser has been moved to Saturday, June 27 at the York County Agricultural and Industrial Muse 
  • York City's 45th Annual York City East Egg Hunt, originally scheduled for April 4 at Penn Park, has been canceled.
  • York City's 22nd Annual William Shaffer Fishing Derby, originally scheduled for April 4 at Kiwanis Lake, has been canceled.  
  • The Pullo Center has canceled or postponed all events through the month of April.

Andrew McCarthy Live, U.S. Navy Band, Encore Event, and all dance competitions have been canceled.

The Lancer's Drum and Bugle Show has been postponed and will reschedule for the fall.

The Pullo Center Box Office is currently not allowing walk-in customers but can be contacted at 717-505-8900 or ALP20@psu.edu and TMR27@psu.edu. 

  • The York Symphony Orchestra has canceled its upcoming concert "String Fever" on Saturday, April 4, and postponed "Beethoven's 9th," scheduled for Saturday, May 2.

All tickets for "Beethoven's 9th" will be honored at the new date to be announced. If you are unable to attend the new date contact the Appell Box Office at 717-846-1111.

  • Peoples Bank will be closing financial center lobbies beginning on Wednesday, March 18. Drive-thru lanes hours will be extended from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and normal hours on Saturday.
  • Colony Park Lanes and Brenn's Pub are now closed. League play has been suspended until further notice.
  • Laser Alleys and Corky's Pub are now closed. League play has been suspended until further notice.
  • Bishop Ronald W. Gainer on Monday suspended all daily and weekend Masses for Catholics in the Diocese of Harrisburg amid coronavirus concerns.

A listing of live broadcasting and/or recordings of Masses from parishes throughout the diocese is available on the Health Alerts page of the diocese's website

Daily and Sunday Masses are also available from EWTN on Comcast channel 291 in the Harrisburg area, or online at Daily Mass.

  • The York County District Attorney's Office will be closed to all nonemployees who do not have appointments until further notice

Anyone with business in the DA's office should call first to schedule an appointment.

  • The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Monday afternoon announced that all state liquor stores would be closed indefinitely beginning Tuesday.
  • The York County SPCA is closed to the public, with the anticipation of reopening on March 31. The nearly 300 shelter animals will continue to receive quality care; shelter officials assure there is no evidence pets can contract or spread COVID-19 infection.

The Spay/Neuter Clinic is anticipated to reopen on Monday, March 30.

Those who are seriously interested in adopting an animal are encouraged to call 717-764-6109 and schedule an adoption appointment; leave a voicemail if a staff member does not immediately answer. The SPCA will not be taking in surrendered or stray animals at this time. Services and activities that were scheduled to happen during this temporary public closure will be suspended and rescheduled for later dates. This includes public veterinary appointments, Humane Education events, media segments and fundraising events. 

  • All Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers in Pennsylvania will be closed for two weeks, the state Department of Transportation announced.

Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will be extended.

For driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now April 30, 2020.

For vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

For persons with disabilities parking placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

All PennDOT district and county maintenance offices are closed. Additionally, construction projects have been suspended until further notice, but PennDOT crews are available to perform critical functions and emergency maintenance as needed.

  • The York Water Co. announced that its office at 130 E. Market St. will be closed to the public until further notice. Customer service representatives are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday via customer.service@yorkwater.com or 717-845-3601. The  drop box at 130 E. Market St. is also available to drop off payments, but customers will not be allowed entry.
  • DreamWrights Center for Community Arts is rescheduling its performances of "Songs for a New World" and "Pippi Longstocking," which were in rehearsals. All meetings, rehearsals and photo shoots are canceled, and the staff is working remotely.
  • TAFE (Theatre Arts for Everyone) has canceled performances of "A Fairy Tale Times Two," which was scheduled for the coming weekend, and has also canceled upcoming auditions for "Snow White the Musical" and its upcoming bus trip to New York City.
  • Stewartstown Senior Center will be closed beginning Tuesday until further notice.
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has suspended worship services through March 27 and also all large gatherings and parish meetings for the same time period.

Congregations are encouraged to participate in the live streaming of services from St. James, Lancaster, https://livestream.com/saintjameslancaster, and St. Luke’s, Mechanicsburg, https://st-lukes-mechanicsburg.diocpa.org/digital_faith/live, as well as the two cathedrals as their capacity is developed. These services will not include a congregation. Some clergy may wish to conduct services of Morning Prayer on Facebook Live as they are able.

  • State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York Township, has closed her offices and canceled in-person meetings. Any district residents with state-related concerns can contact her district office at 717-742-4648 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. 
  • The York Expo Center has canceled all events until May 10. Gov. Tom Wolf has recommended not to attend any events with more than 50 people, but the center wanted to act "out of an abundance of caution," according to a Monday news release.
  • The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Monday it will close all offices to the public for at least two weeks. 

The Harrisburg headquarters and all region offices will be closed during this time, and purchases made online or by mail will not be filled until the offices reopen. 

The earliest date when offices could reopen is March 30, according to a news release.

  • Rita's First Day of Spring Free Ice Giveaway that was taking place Thursday has been postponed. 
  • All events at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts through March 31 have been canceled or postponed. Ticketholders will be contacted with specific instructions regarding their events. For more information, go to appellcenter.org
  • All York County libraries will be closed through March 29. All library materials currently checked out will be automatically renewed until April 15 and no fines will be assessed during the closure. During the closure, community members are encouraged to access library eBooks and other digital resources at yorklibraries.org.
  • West Manchester Township has closed its municipal offices to walk-in customers for two weeks.

The township will prohibit all residents from walking into its administrative office, police department and tax collector's office from Monday until March 27, according to a news release.

The offices will still remain staffed. Township residents can contact the departments at the following phone numbers and email addresses:

Administrative office: 717-792-3505 or info@wmtwp.com

Police department: 717-792-9514 or police@wmtwp.com

Tax collector: 717-793-9651 or caniehenke@gmail.com

  • The York County History Center will be closing all sites to the public, effective Tuesday.

All public events and special programs scheduled during the month of March have already been canceled or postponed.

The Historical Society Museum and Agricultural & Industrial Museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday, March 31, if circumstances allow.

  • The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has closed all facilities at state parks and forests in Pennsylvania for 14 days effective March 17. The public will still be able to access trails, lakes, forests, roads and parking areas.

Closed facilities include: Park and forest offices and visitor centers, restrooms, campgrounds, cabins and all forms of overnight accommodations

Public programs, events, and trainings are canceled

  • Hanover borough officials said Guthrie Memorial Library will be closed for a two-week period, beginning Monday.
  • Union Fire and Hose Co. No. 1 of Dover has canceled its Monday night bingo for March 16, 23 and 30 and chocolate bingo on Sunday, March 22. 

Anyone who purchased tickets for chocolate bingo may contact Elaine 717-292-1392 or Cathy 717-873-0385 to arrange to get a refund.

  • The Susquehanna National Heritage Area in Lower Windsor Township has closed its visitors centers through March 27.

Public access areas and trails adjacent to the sites (including parking areas) will remain open for public use and recreation.

However, the restrooms at both Columbia Crossing and the Zimmerman Center will be unavailable during the closure.

  • The York County Sheriff’s Office has postponed its annual Community Services K-9 Division spaghetti dinner fundraiser scheduled for March 20 at the York Fair, Old Main Building.

The event will be rescheduled. Tickets previously purchased can be used then.

  • The Community Progress Council will close its facilities until Monday, March 30.

CPC’s Women, Infants and Children program will remain open on a limited basis. If you have an appointment between March 16 and March 30, a WIC representative will be in contact with you to clarify the status of your appointment.

  • The York County Planning Commission has canceled the meeting scheduled on Tuesday. For more information, call 717-771-9870.
  • The Democratic Party of York County has suspended all public events, including the upcoming Spring Breakfast with Gov. Tom Wolf.

Officials also are asking all candidates to suspend door-to-door canvassing and public events, and advising Democratic clubs or organization-affiliated parties to postpone or cancel any upcoming meetings or events.

Meetings scheduled Saturday for the Western York County Democratic Club and the Northern York County Democratic Club have been canceled.

The Democratic Party of York County offices in Hanover and York will be closed until March 30. Questions can be sent to info@yorkdems.org ot cbaker@yorkdems.org.

  • Bell Socialization Services has canceled the fifth annual Bell’s Big Bed Race scheduled for Saturday, April 4. 
  • Junior Achievement of South Central PA is suspending all programs through April 3.  That includes STEM, REAL Life, YES, BizTown and classroom programs.
  •  The York Jewish Community Center has postponed the Tuesday Club, Food Festival and the April 16 open house.
  •  York City Mayor Michael Helfrich’s "Vision of the City" address scheduled for March 26 has been postponed.