What’s canceled or closed due to coronavirus? Updated for shows, schools, business, sports

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March 17, 2020 By Rhonda Prast

Monday, March 16:

The coronavirus outbreak continues to cause closures and changes.

Clark County reported the first death linked to the virus. The new cases bring the state total to 45.

NFL Draft plans are off in Las Vegas, and it likely will be a televised event.

Nevada has more COVID-19 tests, but many patients can’t get one.

State, Clark County schools lists food sites for students.

Here are the latest closures:

Nevada federal court trials, naturalization ceremonies are on hold.

Clark County is closing parks, rec facilities; outdoor areas are still open.

Fremont Street Experience is pulling live entertainment from its open stages, effective immediately.

MGM Resorts International announced Sunday it is temporarily suspending operations at all Las Vegas properties “until further notice” effective Tuesday.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. is set to close its two Las Vegas properties beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday . Las Vegas Sands Corp. plans to keep its Las Vegas properties open. 

The Springs Preserve will be closed beginning March 16, according to a statement.

Lady Gaga’s “Enigma” performance, scheduled for April 30, is postponed.


The College of Southern Nevada will transition to remote classes on March 18.

Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the closure of all public schools in Nevada.

Equipo Academy will move to online instruction starting this Wednesday (March 18).

Catholic Diocese schools in Las Vegas have canceled athletics and travel.

Clark County School District is immediately suspending all athletic events, assemblies and extra-curricular events and canceled all out-of-state and international student travel until further notice. 

UNLV will transition to online-only instruction.

A second Summerlin-area private school, The Meadows School, has decided to temporarily close its doors. The Alexander Dawson School announced earlier Thursday that it would close its doors for at least two weeks.


Clark County District Court will suspend jury trials for the next 30 days.

Nevada federal court trials, naturalization ceremonies are on hold.


Las Vegas may get Super Bowl after canceled NFL draft, Goodell says.

NCAA cancels March Madness tournaments, other championships.

The Western Athletic Conference has canceled the rest of its tournaments.

The Pac-12 canceled the rest of its men’s basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena.

The NHL is suspending its season indefinitely.

The Mountain West conference suspended spring sports. UNLV and UNR both are members of the conference.

Las Vegas Aviators president says baseball has been postponed.

Las Vegas Lights’ season has halted for 30 days.

The Las Vegas Polo Classic is being moved from April 18-19 to July 16-18.

The 2020 NFL draft is still a go. The NFL is monitoring developments closely, said a spokesman.

Canceled events in Henderson

Vintage Market and Craft Sale, April 11

March On, March 24

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, March 26-April 4

Blue Ribbon Commission Leadership Day, April 1

Henderson BluesFest, April 11

Industrial Days, April 17-18

March On, April 22

Fire Station 99 open house, April 25

Other notable changes last week:

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “temporarily suspended” all public gatherings.

The Nevada State Democratic Party has canceled the county conventions set to take place in April.

Conventions, business events canceled, changed

World Game Protection Conference postponed its event to the fall.

Collaborate 20 convention is canceled.

National Cannabis Risk Management Association convention is postponed

The National Hardware Show canceled and looking for a later date this year.

Trade show LightFair 2020 canceled, might reschedule later in 2020.

Exhibitor Live Las Vegas convention postponed.

RECon has been postponed.

The Licensing Expo has been postponed until August 11-13.

Digital Signage Expo has been postponed.

National Cannabis Risk Management Association 2020 convention postponed.

The International Pizza Expo has been postponed until June.

The ASD Market Week consumer merchandise trade show is canceled.

CinemaCon, a four-day convention scheduled for March 30-April 2 at Caesars Palace was called off.

The National Association of Broadcasters canceled its upcoming trade show,

MGM Resorts International will temporarily close its Las Vegas buffets, effective Sunday.

IWCE (International Wireless Communications Expo) 2020 has been postponed, adding the “intention is to announce a new date shortly.”

Oracle NetSuite is postponing SuiteWorld20 until August 10 – 13, 2020.

The 2020 Veterans Stand Down scheduled for March 25 has been postponed.

Channel Partners Conference & Expo has postponed.

Security industry conference ISC West has been pushed back to July.

The NXT Global Summit was canceled.

Engineering company Aruba Networks has changed their conference to video, streaming and small local events.

Software company Adobe said it will not host its upcoming Adobe Summit in Las Vegas.

Atlassian Summit 2020 has turned into a remote event April 1-2.

Google canceled a major internal sales and marketing event.

Entertainment: museums, nightclubs, shows

Cirque du Soleil is halting all of its shows on the Strip.

April’s Kizuna Japanese Spring Festival at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza is canceled.

Tacos and Tamales at Desert Breeze Park, canceled

Nevada’s seven state museums are closing to the public until the end of the month.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced all ticketed live entertainment at company venues will be suspended.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is closing starting March 16 and running until April 13.

The Mob Museum is closing temporarily.

Longtime Vegas headliners Penn & Teller are going dark and David Copperfield suspends his show.

The Academy of Country Music Awards show, scheduled to be broadcast from Las Vegas, has been postponed.

Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum closing indefinitely.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is closing starting March 16 and running until April 13.

‘Opium’ at Cosmopolitan suspended indefinitely.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will temporarily close four of its restaurants and a coffee stand, effective Monday.

Cirque du Soleil will close all Las Vegas Strip shows.

Penn & Teller, favorites in Las Vegas since 1993, are off the stage until further notice.

MGM Resorts International appears to be quietly cutting back the operating hours at some of its Bellagio restaurants.

Rod Stewart is performing as scheduled this weekend, but tabling three shows next weekend at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Word out of Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio is the swanky nightspot is closing indefinitely beginning Monday.

Jonas Brothers have canceled their upcoming residency at Park MGM.

The Post Malone show set for T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night has been cancelled.

MGM Resorts International will temporarily close its nightclubs and dayclubs.

Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub at The Cromwell is temporarily closing.

The Smith Center is canceling all upcoming shows through March.

Dance Gavin Dance, Brooklyn Bowl, March 13, postponed

Boyz II Men, The Mirage Theater, March 13-15, cancelled

Bill Maher, The Mirage Theater, March 13-14, cancelled

Il Volo, the Pearl at the Palms, March 15, cancelled

Andre Rieu, T-Mobile Arena, March 20, postponed

Viva Ska Vegas, Fremont Country Club, March 20-21, postponed

Galactic, Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq, March 25, cancelled

Zac Brown Band, T-Mobile Arena, March 27, postponed

Ween, Brooklyn Bowl, March 19-21, postponed to Oct. 2-4

TriviaCon in April has been postponed and event organizers hope to reschedule.

Actor and comedian Billy Gardell’s show, postponed until a future date.

The Nightclub & Bar Show Las Vegas, postponed until June.

The band Pop 40 at Cromwell, canceled through March.

“One Night For One Drop” has been postponed.

The Reno Jazz Festival scheduled for April, canceled. 

Vegas Cheese Fest, postponed.

Corrections visitations

Nevada Department of Corrections is temporarily suspending visitation at all of its institutions. Attorney and legal visits will be allowed.

Events still on track:

Las Vegas Women’s Day Out Expo is still scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino.

The World Series of Poker does not start until May 26 at the Rio Convention Center. Officials say there are no plans to cancel at this time.

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