Below are a list of closings, cancelations and postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

• All area schools, both K-12 and higher education, have closed in-person classes for the remainder of the school year.

• ECKAN Head Start All events canceled through April. In-person interactions will shift to phone or email.

• Lyon County Sheriff’s Office lobby and Lyon County Detention Center closed to the public. For a full list of Lyon County offices and services, visit

• Verdigris Valley Foundation Breakfast scheduled for March 21 postponed until April 25.

• Newman Regional Health instituting strict visitation guidelines.

• Newman Regional Health Auxiliary closed until further notice.

• Good’s Cash Saver and Reeble’s Country Mart adjusted hours, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

• Walmart adjusted hours, 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, March 19. Beginning March 24 - April 28, Walmart will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.

• Emporia Senior Center closed through May 4.

• Emporia Public Library closed until April 6.

• Kiwanis Pancake Day has been postponed to July 18. Pre-sold tickets will be accepted

• All regular meetings and board meetings for the Kiwanis Club of Emporia have been canceled through April 30.

• Good Friday Breakfast at Grace United Methodist Church on April 10 is canceled.

• Educators Recognition Night scheduled for April 14 is canceled.

• CASA Recognition Night scheduled for April 28 will be rescheduled for a date TBA

• David Traylor Zoo is closed until further notice.

• National Teachers Hall of Fame Museum is closed.

• St. Patrick’s Day Committee events Leprechaun Dash, Luck of the Irish Ace Challenge, DEBA Pub Crawl and St. Patrick’s Day Parade have tentatively been rescheduled for April 18.

• 2020 Glass Blown Open scheduled for April 25 -May 2 has been canceled.

• The Taste, scheduled for April 4, has been postponed to Sept. 26. Tickets can be rolled over to the new date, or contact Emporia Main Street 340-6430 for refunds or adjustments.

• The Sertoma Club activities closed through April.

• Emporia American Legion Potato Bar scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. A future date has not been set.

• The Emporia Gazette front office will be closed until further notice. There will be a payment drop box in the lobby.

• FHTC Gala scheduled for April 24 is postponed until July 31.

• Abundant Harvest - offering curbside meals, 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

• The First Christian Church Clothes Closet and Household Hut is closed until further notice.

• Art with a Promise fundraiser to benefit Family Promise of the Flint Hills scheduled for April 16 at Twin Rivers Winery has been postponed. New details will be announced at a later date.

• The Emporia Recreation Center is closed until further notice.

• The Hartford United Methodist members have canceled the Penny Supper for April 4.

• The Knights of Columbus Leo Council 727 has canceled all activities through June 30, including the the SUPER Breakfast scheduled for April 5, Senior Recognition Breakfast on May 3. All regular monthly meetings are canceled.

• Chase County Drug Free Action Team meetings will be canceled until further notice. A meeting via Zoom will be held in April.

• B & B Theatres in Emporia is closed until further notice

• Keep it a Safe Summer is canceled.

• Salvation Army lobby is closed until further notice.

• Salvation Army Thrift Store - closed until further notice

• First Christian Church will not hold services until further notice.

• Karma Hair Boutique is closed until further notice.

• Subway - hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., carryout, drive-thru and delivery via MyTown2Go only. Lobby closed for dine-in until further notice.

• Emporia Fitness - closed until further notice. Follow @emporiafitness on Facebook for at-home workouts.

• The Lyon County Courthouse, Bowyer Community Building and the Anderson Building are closed to the public until further notice.

• New Life Christian Church will not be physically meeting for any services or activities until further notice, but will be having online services and bible studies.

• CIS of Mid-America - providing supports for at-risk students amid school closures.

• Flint Hills Community Health Center - Dental Services (Emporia & Eureka) - Due to the impact of coronavirus FHCHC is providing emergency care only effective immediately until further notice.To request an emergency appointment, please call (620) 342-4864

• The North Lyon County Youth Association’s Annual Fish Fry scheduled for April 4 has been postponed to a later date.

• Reflections Salon and Wig Boutique - closed until further notice.

• Emporia iHOP - Curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash or Call 620-412-9586 to call in orders

• The Rotary Club of Emporia has canceled all meetings through the end of April.

• Merchant Street Liquor is closed until further notice.

• Prairie PastTimes - closed until further notice. This includes the cancellation of the Open House on Apr. 4. Follow the business on Facebook for updates.

• Community Bike Share program deactivated until further notice.

• Emporia Animal Shelter will not be doing any adoption appointments until the order is lifted. The public will still be able to claim and pick up their stray animals from the shelter, just call ahead and schedule a time to pick them up. The Humane Society’s office will be closed and will only be available by email or Facebook.

• Pioneer Bluffs properties and grounds are temporarily closed to the public. All events at Pioneer Bluffs have been cancelled or postponed through the first week of May. The event schedule resumes normally in June.

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