This story was updated at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2020, with more information.
Following are events that have been canceled or postponed for purposes of public health safety due to the threat of the coronavirus. The Times Free Press will update this list as we are notified by event organizers.
NOTE: The City of Chattanooga has canceled or is in the process of canceling City-permitted events through May 11. Refunds will be provided for all event permits and the City is working with event organizers who would like to reschedule/postpone.
* Acoustic Gospel Jam at Brainerd United Methodist Church: Postponed indefinitely.
* Athens City Schools: Closed through March 27.
* Athens Municipal Court: Closed to in-person proceedings with some exceptions through April 1.
* Aspen Dental Mouthmobile Clinic: Postponing April 2 visit to Chattanooga; contact Capt. Mickey McCamish, U.S. Navy (Retired) at 423-756-2212 for more information.
* Association for Visual Arts: All galleries closed. A virtual tour of current exhibitions The Olympian Spirit and the Photo Documentation of the Signal Centers School can be viewed at https://www.avarts.org/virtual-exhibition.
* Avalon at Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 19. All ticketholders will be issued a refund.
* Back Alley Productions' "1984": Postponed. The theatrical company is suspending all theatre activity until at least May 1.
* Ballet in the Park: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 21.
* BandAid Benefit by Volunteers in Medicine Chattanooga: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for April 20.
* Barking Legs Theater: David Greenberger: Good Perspective scheduled for March 18 has been rescheduled for June 17.
* Baylor School: Campus closed beginning March 13 through April 12, online classes to begin March 16.
* Bassmaster Elite Series tournament: Postponed indefinitely.
* Bethel Bible Village: Temporarily closed to visitors and volunteers until further notice.
* Big Soddy Creek Gulf: Closed.
* The Birchwood Family Opry (Birchwood, TN): Music shows for March 20 and 21 have been canceled.
* Boys Leadership Summit: Postponed. Originally set for March 28.
* Bradley County Democratic Party: Meeting for the month of March is canceled.
* Bradley County Schools: Closed for the week of March 16-20, includes all school activities and YMCA after school care.
* Brainerd Healthy Living Program: All community programs - including health screenings, walking program, and diabetes self-management - have been suspended. Those with questions, comments or concerns can call 423-209-8383.
* Brew Skies: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 28.
* Broadway Theatre League: "Escape to Margaritaville" rescheduled for September 19-21. Formerly scheduled for March 20-22. "The Choir of Man" rescheduled for October 31. Formerly scheduled for April 4. "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles" rescheduled for March 21, 2021. Formerly scheduled for April 23. Current tickets are still valid for the new dates. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled performance time, other options will be provided such as seating exchanges, ticket donation tax credits and ticket refunds. Offices are closed to the public until April 6 but staff can be reached at 256-518-6155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Bryan College: Classes to resume online as of March 23, residence halls will close on March 15 and all co-curricular international and domestic spring break trips, athletic competitions and on-campus events are canceled from March 15-22
* Calhoun, Chatsworth and Dalton public libraries: Closed until further notice. No fines will accrue during this closure.
* Carson Scholars Fund banquet: Cancelled. Formerly scheduled for April 25.
* CARTA Board of Directors meeting: Cancelled. Formerly scheduled for Thursday, March 19.
* Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Dinner: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 12.
* Catoosa County Schools: Closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
* Catholic schools across the state are closed from March 16 to 20
* Catoosa County Senior Center: Closed March 16 - 27.
* 6th Cavalry Museum: Museum is canceled through April 7. All public events canceled through April 18.
* Cempa Community Care: Cempa Community Care, 1000 E. Third St., will be open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a limited capacity. Staff will be available by phone and for telehealth visits Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 1042 will be open for STEP TN Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and free HIV, HCV and STI testing will no longer be provided at this location.
* Cempa Community Care Workout Jam Session: Monthly group workout, originally an in-person session at Chattanooga State Community College, will be moved online as Facebook Live event, 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 21.
* Chambliss Center for Children: Bunny Hop! 2020 is canceled.
* Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center: Temporarily closed from March 16 to at least March 27. Anyone who has purchased general admission tickets will be allowed to use their tickets for a later date. If anyone has further questions or need additional assistance, they can contact the Heritage Center directly via email at email@example.com. The public is encouraged to visit the Heritage Center's website at www.mohhc.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheFirstMedals to get the latest information and updates on the scheduled date to reopen the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
* Chattabrewga at the Signal: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 14.
* Chattanooga Bach Choir Cantata Series: Canceled. Formerly scheduled March 22.
* Chattanooga Ballet: Postponement. Ballet in the Park, formerly scheduled for March 21, has been postponed until fall.
* Chattanooga Boots and Bow Ties event by the American Cancer Society: Postponed until July 24 at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall. Formerly scheduled for March 27.
* Chattanooga Chamber business events scheduled through April 30: All have been postponed, cancelled, or switched to streaming or teleconference format. Check the Chamber's event page for specific event updates. The April 1 Small Business Awards and EXPO are postponed until further notice.
* Chattanooga Christian School: Closed Friday, March 13, will announce plan going further on Friday.
* Chattanooga Design Studio: All meetings, community engagements, workshops and events involving more than 10 people will be canceled through April 13. CDS will remain open for business and office hours will remain the same.
* Chattanooga Estate Planning Council Meeting: Canceled. Originally schedule for March 26 at the Mountain City Club.
* Chattanooga Football Club: matches suspended for next 30 days. Plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and updates regarding the status of all club and league events will be communicated at the appropriate time.
* Chattanooga Green Prix: Canceled. Formerly scheduled March 13-14.
* Chattanooga Public Library, Youth & Family Development centers, City of Chattanooga senior centers: Closed until further notice.
* Chattanooga Red Wolves: Temporarily suspending all preseason activities and start of the regular season for at least two weeks.
* Chattanooga Red Wolves Jersey Reveal: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 14.
* Chattanooga Roller Derby: Canceled first home game and all other league activities until further notice.
* Chattanooga Rotary Club: Meetings on March 19 and 26 suspended.
* Chattanooga State Community College: Spring break extended, classes to resume online on March 23-31. Campus offices remain open, but all on-campus events canceled through March 31.
* Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera has canceled the remainder of its regular performances for the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. All CSO educational programming and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra activities also suspended until Monday, March 30, due to the closure of Hamilton County schools.
* Chattanooga Theatre Centre: Postponing the opening of "The Hollow" to March 26. Classes scheduled for March 16 postponed to March 30, but subject to change. "Barefoot in the Park" will open as scheduled March 27. This is also subject to change. Auditions for "Dreamgirls" and "Cat in the Hat" will be held March 24, but are subject to change.
* Chattanooga Vacation Rentals: Suspending operations for the month of April.
* Chattanooga Vet Center: Closed. Providing services for it's clients by phone only.
* Chattanooga Women's Expo: Rescheduled for May 30-31, 2020, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Originally scheduled for March 28-29.
* Chattanooga Zoo's Princesses and Frogs Day event: Postponed. All special events at the Zoo are currently postponed until further notice. Scheduled programs such as WILD Encounters and Zooniversity Homeschool classes will continue as scheduled.
* Chattanooga Zoo: Closed to the public until further notice.
* Cherokee National Forest: All camping, cabins, group recreation sites, and restrooms in the Cherokee National Forest will be closed starting March 23, 2020. The closure will remain in effect until at least May 15, at which time it will be reevaluated. This closure includes the Ocoee Whitewater Center, Chilhowee Day Use, Buffalo Mtn. The use of trail shelters on the Appalachian Trail is discouraged. Visitors should follow social distancing guidelines and Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash and refuse. All Cherokee National Forest offices are operating virtually until further notice. Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to visit the website https://www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee/ or call the nearest Cherokee National Forest office during regular business hours for assistance: Ocoee Ranger District: 423-338-3300; Tellico Ranger District: 423-397-8455; Watauga Ranger District: 423-735-1500; Unaka Ranger District: 423-638-4109; Forest Supervisor's Office: 423-476-9700. Individuals with paid reservations through May 15, 2020 will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund, as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.
* Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is closed to the public beginning Friday, April 3. The indefinite shutdown of the Civil War memorial park will include all roads, units, trails, parking areas and picnic areas. As of March 24, 2020, the following facilities and areas were temporarily closed until further notice: Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, Wilder Brigade Monument (Tower), all secondary roads, vault toilets, America's National Parks Bookstore at the Chickamauga Battlefield, Point Park, Ochs Museum, Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center (including parking lot), Sunset Rock parking lot, Cravens House Parking Lot, America's National Parks Bookstore at Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Signal Point parking lot, Signal Point restrooms and the Bragg Reservation parking lot.
* Choral Arts of Chattanooga's Sweet Jazz Fundraiser: Postponed. Originally scheduled March 28.
* Christ United Methodist Church: Worship services, Wednesday night activities and other programming canceled through March 21.
* City of Chattanooga's Office of Family Empowerment: Suspending public access to their offices effective at the close of business today, Monday, March 23. Staff will be working remotely to maintain contact with clients and provide limited services.
* City of Collegedale: Collegedale officials announced Monday, March 30, that the city is continuing its Executive Order issued on March 22 declaring a state of emergency and is following Governor Lee's Executive Orders 21 and 22, mandating a two-week statewide order closing non-essential businesses. Both orders take affect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and will last through April 14. Residents are encouraged to stay home as much as possible. All Parks and Recreation public programs and events scheduled through March have been postponed or canceled.
* City of Dalton: All public meetings are on hold for at least the next three weeks, including the scheduled meeting of the mayor and council on April 6.
* City of East Ridge: The Camp Jordan Complex and East Ridge Community Center closed from March 16-27.
* City Sweat: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 9.
* Cleveland City Schools kindergarten registration event: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 28. Children can be registered online here.
* Cleveland State Community College: Extending the current online instructional and work format for students and employees through the end of the spring semester.
* Coast-to-Coast College Fair: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 14.
* Collegedale Market: Canceled until further notice.
* Collegedale Public Library: Curbside service suspended effective 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. The Library was providing the curbside service after temporarily closing their doors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Online storytimes will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on the Collegedale Library's Facebook page.
* Collegedale's "Together, We CAN Make It Through This" event: Canceled.
* The Colonnade: Closed to the general public March 16-30.
* Comedy Catch: The Comedy Catch will be closed until further notice. The Backstage Bar will remain open during regularly scheduled hours.
* Community Day - United House of Prayer: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 11.1
* Creative Discovery Museum: CDM will be temporarily closed Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 20. CDM will host birthdays and lock-ins that were registered in advance through the weekend due to the nature of the contained environments and small numbers of people served through those programs.
* Cumberland County Playhouse: All shows and programs postponed until May 1. Box office closed through April 14. Ticket purchases and donations will still be processed online at http://www.ccplayhouse.com/. The box office staff will contact you after April 14 to exchange any tickets that had been previously purchased for the period of March 31-April 30.
* Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Charity Walk: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 26.
* Dade County Schools: Closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
* Dalton Parks and Recreation Department: All city park playgrounds closed.
* Dalton Public Schools: Closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
* Dalton Community Clean Up Meeting: Postponed. Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19.
* Dogwood Arts: Festival going virtual at https://festival.dogwoodarts.com/ starting March 31. There will also be a Public Vote component to the Virtual Festival, and cash prizes will be awarded to the three artists with the most votes (First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, Third Place: $200). The public vote will be open March 31st - April 30th with winners announced on May 1st. All other events postponed through May 11.
* Dollywood's grand opening of theme park: Postponed indefinitely. Dolly Parton's Stampede and Pirates Voyage closed beginning March 16. Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa suspended as of March 24. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins will remain open at this time.
* EarthCare: "Container Gardening" workshop postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 28.
* Easter at Coolidge Egg Hunt: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 11-12.
* East Ridge City Library: Closed March 16 through March 27.
* East Ridge Police Department community meeting: Postponed until further notice. Formerly scheduled for March 19.
* East Tennessee Historical Society: Museum of East Tennessee History closed through April 3. All ETHS public programming – Brown Bags, lectures, genealogy classes, teacher workshops, and student museum tours- have been postponed. The ETHS Annual Meeting and Awards scheduled for May 5, 2020, has been cancelled. The auditorium located in the History Center will be closed for usage by outside groups through May 9.
* Eco Field Day (PACE Grantee): Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 18.
* EXPO and Small Business Awards: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for April 1.
* Falling Water State Park: Closed starting April 3 until further notice. No foot traffic and no parking allowed.
* Food Truck Fridays: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for May 1 and May 8.
* Four Bridges Arts Festival: Postponed to September 3-5. Formerly scheduled for April 17-19. The annual Preview Party will take place September 3, with the general admission festival running September 4-5.
* Four Shillings Short performances at the Woodshop: Cancelled. Formerly scheduled for March 28 and 29.
* Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians' Chattanooga Cookie Creations event: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 24. Those who have already purchased tickets will be receiving a full refund.
* Girls Inc. of Chattanooga: UnBought and UnBossed Awards Luncheon, which was due to celebrate its 16th anniversary on April 22, has officially been postponed.
* Girls Preparatory School: Campus closed from March 16 to April 13, online classes and distance learning to resume March 17.
* Glory Train by Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church: Postponed until a later date. Formerly scheduled for March 29.
* Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for May 2.
* Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation's 2020 Rump Run 5k: Rescheduled to Oct. 3
* Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church: All in-person worship has been cancelled. Pastor Caudle's message each Sunday will broadcast on the church YouTube channel.
* Great Southern Old Time Fiddlers' Convention. Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 14. Rescheduled for Oct. 11.
* Gospel singings at Burks United Methodist Church: March 19 and March 26 postponed until further notice.
* Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland: Offices and ReStore closed until April 7.
* Hamilton County Assessor of Property: Office will not receive "walk-in" customers effective Monday, March 23.
* Hamilton County Property Tax Sale: Postponed indefinitely.
* Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Bi-Annual Shred-It and Drug Take-Back Event: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020. Daily drug-take back stations at West and East Annexes suspended until further notice.
* Hamilton County Schools: Closed through April 13 starting on Monday, March 16. Playgrounds at schools are also closed.
* Harrah's Cherokee Casinos: Closed for two weeks beginning at 6 a.m., Wednesday, March 18.
* Hearing Loss Association, Chattanooga Chapter: Program on cochlear implant surgeries canceled. Originally scheduled for March 15.
* High Point Climbing and Fitness: Temporarily suspended operations of all facilities beginning March 18 through May 1.
* Hunter Museum of American Art: The museum will temporarily close to the public as of the close of business on Friday, March 13, and will cancel or postpone scheduled public programs until further notice. Ticketholders will be notified of cancellations and/or rescheduled dates, and refunds are being honored.
* International Towing Museum: Closed through March 30.
* IrishFest on Station Street: Postponed. A new date will be announced later. Pre purchased tickets to Irishfest will still be honored on the new date or a refund will be granted.
* I-75 Flea Market: Closed until April 4.
* Jackson County Courthouse in Scottsboro, Alabama: Closed until April 6
* Joganooga: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 18.
* Latina Professionals of Chattanooga: "Together We are Strong: postponed until April, date to be announced. Originally scheduled for March 18.
* Lee University: The school's campus will remain closed for the remainder of the semester.
* Lee University 20th annual Great Strides Walk: Rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 12
* Little River Canyon National Preserve: Little River Canyon Center is closed. Information desk operations and ranger-led hikes have been suspended. Restrooms have been temporarily closed. Canyon Mouth Park has been temporarily closed to all visitors.
* Lookouts FanFest: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 14. Season ticket and mini-plan holders will be able to pick up their 2020 tickets beginning Monday, March 16, at 9 a.m. National anthem auditions will be held at a later date. Check https://www.milb.com/chattanooga for updates.
* Mabbitt Springs: Closed starting April 3 until further notice. No foot traffic and no parking allowed.
* Mad Priest St Patrick's Coffee + Cocktail competition: Rescheduled. Formerly scheduled for Monday, March 16.
* Mainstreet Cleveland, Tenn.: Postponement. The March 16 membership lunch meeting with program by Dr. Paul Conn has been rescheduled to June 15.
* Make-A-Wish East Tennessee: Wish travel and wish kid participation in all activities and events related to Make-A-Wish that involve large gatherings (e.g. large scale wish granting events, theme parks, etc.) have been postponed until further notice.
* Master Gardeners of Hamilton County: Gardening class on March 21 canceled.
* Marion County Schools: Closed until March 30.
* Marion County: All county buildings are closed through March 25.
* Market Street Mile: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 25.
* McCallie School: In-person classes suspended after Friday, March 13, online classes to begin March 18 and campus will be closed until April 14, some boarding students will be able to remain on campus.
* McCoy Farm and Gardens: Closed starting April 3 until further notice. No foot traffic and no parking allowed.
* MedRock, Battle of the Physician Bands: Canceled. Originally scheduled for March 21.
* The Ministry Center (Hixson): All Sunday and Wednesday gatherings have been canceled from March 18 through April 1.
* Mountain Opry: Friday concerts postponed indefinitely.
* Musical Chairs: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 16.
* National Cornbread Festival: The April event in South Pitsburg, Tennessee, has been canceled.
* Nightfall: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for May 1 and May 8.
* Nooga Bop: Grand opening at Hamilton Place postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 28.
* North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.: NGEMC lobbies are closed to the public for health and safety reasons. New drive-thru hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations. Member service representatives are available by phone from 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. and several 24/7 self-service options are available, including www.ngemc.com, the MY NGEMC Account app and automated phone lines. A new service called CheckOut provides members with the opportunity to complete transactions at Dollar General, CVS and other retailers.
* Orchard Knob Community Health Fair: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 14.
* Pet Placement Center: Tails at Twilight rescheduled to Oct. 1. Originally scheduled for April 23.
* Photographic Society of Chattanooga: All March events canceled, including the Youth Photography Showcase Awards on March 17 and the Lin Prabish program on March 19.
* Prentice Cooper State Forest: Closed.
* Pumpkin Patch playground in Walden: Closed until further notice.
* Puppy Up Walk: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 4.
* Rainbow Lake Trail - Signal Mountain: Closed.
* Rain Date REI/Lulu Run: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 27.
* Reflection Riding: All public and member programming closed until further notice. Online opportunities available for schools interested in virtual classroom experiences.
* Rhythm & Remedy Festival at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo: Postponed. Originally scheduled for March 21. Anyone who pre-purchased cups or tokens will be contacted by festival organizers.
* Riverside Spring Meet: Cancelled. Formerly scheduled for March 14.
* Rock City Gardens: Closed starting March 14 until further notice. Anticipated reopen date is March 28. The Battles for Chattanooga Museum is also closing March 14 – 27. The Rock City Starbucks and Clumpies Ice Cream Co. shops are offering counter service only.
* Ruby Falls: Temporarily closing beginning March 14.
* Run: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for May 9.
* SAPA Color Guard Event: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 28-29.
* Shamrock Roller Disco at The Signal: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 20.
* Shamrock Run/Walk: Cancelled. Formerly scheduled for March 15.
* Silverdale Baptist Academy: Closed beginning March 16. Online learning will begin March 17 and continue until further notice.
* Silverdale Baptist Church: All weekend services and on-campus events at all campuses have been canceled "for the next few weeks." Silverdale will stream an online service several times over the weekend at silverdalebc.com/live, along with resources for kids, small groups, and individuals. "The ministry of Silverdale continues as pastors, staff, and deacons stand ready to help, assist, and counsel as needed."
* Siskin Children's Institute: Closed to the public through April 24. Limited medical care, therapy services, ABA services, and home visiting services will still be provided via telehealth.
* Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium: Temporarily closed until at least April 3. Shows scheduled there during that time will hopefully be rescheduled, and purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. according to a release from the city. If shows are cancelled tickets will be refunded.
* Songbirds Foundation anniversary party: Postponed indefinitely. Formerly scheduled for April 6.
* Songbirds Guitar Museum: Temporarily closed beginning March 15 through at least April 1. All concerts and museum activities will be suspended. Those who have purchased tickets to any shows through the remainder of March will be contacted for a refund through the ticketing service. All museum entry tickets will still be honored if so desired to use them on April 1 or after, or if preference is for a refund, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message on Facebook. All cancelled shows will be rescheduled.
* Southeast Sharkfest: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 25.
* Southern Adventist University in Collegedale has suspended all in-person classes and will move them online for the remainder of the semester.
* SouthWord Literary Feast: Rescheduled for Oct. 30 and 31. Formerly scheduled for Apr. 3 and 4.
* Spring Break Block Party: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 17-18.
* St John UMC: Wednesday night and Sunday morning services are canceled until further notice. Pastor Carl will livestream a message on Sundays at 11 a.m. at StJohnUMC.org. Youth will be at Wednesdays at 6 p.m. via livestream on the youth Instagram @StJohnUMCYouth, kids livestream at same time via the church Facebook @StJohnUMC. All messages available for replay at any time.
* St. Elmo United Methodist Church: Will not be holding regular services on March 15 and 22.
* STEM Women Event hosted by Peak Performance: Rescheduled for June 3. Formerly scheduled for March 18 at the Smart Factory Institute.
* St. Paddy's Party on the Parkway: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 14 at Honest Pint.
* St. Paul Artist's Series Featuring Keith Reas: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 20.
* Strides of March Aids Walk: Hosted as Facebook Live event at noon on March 27.
* Sweet Jazz at the Walden Club: Postponed. Originally scheduled for March 28.
* T4 Hemp Festival (PACE Grantee): Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 25.
* Tennessee Aquarium: Aquarium and IMAX closed March 14 through at least March 27. All programming and events will be cancelled as a preventative measure. All Aquarium buildings will be fully disinfected. Anyone who has previously purchased tickets to visit the Aquarium will be provided the option to get refunds or use the tickets to visit at a later date. Contact the reservations department for more information at email@example.com. The team of experts will continue to provide excellent care for the animals during this time. The public is invited to keep up with sharks, penguins, and otters via live web cams.
* Tennessee Department of Human Services: Encouraging customers to take advantage of online resources at https://www.tn.gov/humanservices.html.
* Tennessee Extension Offices: Temporarily closed to the public.
* Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum: Closing all public events through April 9.
* Tennessee River Gorge: VIP Preview Party, Another Gorgeous Evening and all community facing activities have been postponed until further notice. Refunds will be offered to anyone who has already purchased tickets. The trail system and blueway campsites will remain open to the public free of charge as always, though the office may not always be staffed during regularly scheduled hours over the next few weeks.
* Tennessee State Capitol: Closed to tours and visitors through March 31. Members of the media will continue to have access to the State Capitol building.
* Tennessee Supreme Court: All in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennessee are suspended through April 30.
* Tennessee Valley Wild Ones: "Plant Natives 2020!" Symposium on Saturday, March 14, at UTC is canceled.
* Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: All in-person service is suspended. All hunter education and boating classes canceled until further notice. Shooting ranges are closed until further notice. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting scheduled for March 27 has been canceled. The 2020 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament April 2-3 is canceled.
* Tivoli Theatre: Temporarily closed until at least April 3. Shows scheduled there during that time will hopefully be rescheduled, and purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. according to a release from the city. If shows are cancelled tickets will be refunded.
* UTC: Classes move online on March 23 through March 30, all non-essential, domestic, university-related business travel suspended indefinitely, students are asked not to return to campus from March 16 to 30 and residence halls will re-open on March 28.
* UTC Jones Observatory: Closed until further notice.
* UTC Theatre Production of "Parade": Postponed. Formerly scheduled to open March 22. Tickets purchased online may be automatically refunded.
* Walden Town Hall: Closed to the public until further notice. The Town administrator will be in the office starting April 6 to continue essential operations Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Those with questions can call Town Hall at (423) 886-4362 and leave a message if unable to reach someone. No gatherings will be held at the Walden Town Hall for the month of April.
* Walker County Schools: Closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
* Walker County Republican Convention: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for March 21.
* Walk for Supporters & Survivors of Female Cancers: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for May 2.
* Walk MS Chattanooga: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 4.
* West Village St. Patrick's Day street festival and all other West Village street festivals: Canceled.
* Whiskey Tabernacle at the Signal: Postponed. Formerly scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.
* Whitfield County: All non-mission critical county government buildings, including the courthouse closed to public until further notice. Citizens will still be served by phone and/or email.
* Whitfield County Schools: Closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
* Whitfield County Miracle League: Spring Season 2020 is canceled.
* Winter Jam Christian Music Tour: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for March 15 at UTC McKenzie Arena.
* Yellow Dragon Productions: Postponing opening of "Bleacher Bums" from March 20 to May 22.
* YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga (all locations): All group exercise classes and YMCA programming (youth sports, swim lessons, child watch, healthy living programs, etc.) will be paused starting March 14. Buildings will remain open regular hours. Regular programming is expected to resume March 30.
* Yoga for Kids: Canceled. Formerly scheduled for April 19.