By Tia Lynn Ivey
Postponements, cancellations, and closings are happening all over Morgan County, along with the rest of the country, in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This week, President Donald Trump asked the entire nation to avoid gatherings of 10 people or more for at least the next two weeks in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Officials are worried about overwhelming the healthcare system should the virus spread too rapidly. The President also urged the public to avoid discretionary travel, drinking at bars and eating at restaurants and food courts.
Double check to see if any event with more than 10 people is still happening. So far, these are the events, organizations, and meetings the Morgan County Citizen is aware of that are canceled or closed.
All Morgan County Schools are closed through the month of March.
The Madison campus of Georgia Military College is closed with classes moving online for the rest of the semester.
Morgan County Parks and Recreation Services: All Soccer, Baseball/Softball, and Track games and practices scheduled from March 13th through March 19th will be canceled.
The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be closed until March 23, with more closing dates currently being considered.
The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art in Buckhead will be closed through the month of March.
Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration meeting on Thursday, March 19 has been canceled.
Madison’s Downtown Development Authority meeting on Thursday, March 19 has been canceled.
Madison’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Thursday, March 19 has been canceled.
Renew 2020, presented by MOCO Youth, slated for Friday and Saturday March 20-21 at Fusion Church has been canceled.
The 8th Annual Do Tell! Storytelling Festival at Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, slated for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center has been postponed.
The Madison-Morgan Conservancy Annual Membership Supper at Malcom’s Crossroads scheduled for Friday, March 20 has been canceled.
The Kiwanis Club 5K Spring Classic scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been canceled.
Madison’s Corridor Design Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 24 has been canceled.
Madison’s Public Arts Commission meeting on Thursday, March 26 has been canceled.
The annual Bark for Life & 4K for 4 Paws scheduled for Saturday, March 28 has been canceled.
Madison’s 3rd Annual Sweet Tooth Festival slated for March 28 has been canceled.
The Valentina: 2020 Chamber Music Festival Event slated for Saturday, March 28 at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center has been canceled.
Standing Together: An Evening of Performance at The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art has been postponed until June.
The 2020 Masters Golf Tournament held at the Augusta National Golf Course slated for the first full week in April has been postponed.
Madison Fest, held in Downtown Madison’s Town Park, slated for Saturday, April 4 has been canceled.