As businesses and churches change their status, a constantly updated list can be found here – Closings 4 You.


  • Erie County Water Authority is cancelling non-essential appointments that require customer contact or in-home visits. The meter-change out program is currently suspended.
  • Theatre of Youth cancels remainder of 2019-20 season
  • Maple Weekend 2020 is cancelled.
  • Villaggio is temporarily closed starting Monday night at 9 p.m.
  • Eden Town Court is closed Tuesday.
  • Victim Impact Panel at NCCC, originally scheduled for March 17, is cancelled.
  • Any events hosting more than 75 people at Tonawanda’s Niawanda Park Pavilion in the next few weeks are cancelled. Money will be refunded.
  • Holiday Valley has cancelled or changed many Winter Carnival events.
  • The Buffalo Zoo is temporarily closed from March 14-28.
  • All state and national youth and amateur hockey tournaments have been canceled.
  • Saturday’s open casting call for extras in an upcoming movie starring Billy Eichner.
  • All remaining performances of Hello, Dolly! and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre and Shea’s 710 Theatre.
  • Jamestown’s annual Turn the River Green event.
  • Live at O’Larkin at Larkin Square.
  • Buffalo Irish Center’s 49th annual civic luncheon.
  • All Hamburg Fairgrounds events scheduled through March 31 have been canceled or postponed.
  • All scheduled events at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center are canceled until March 26.
  • CCIDA board meeting scheduled for March 17 canceled.
  • Olean Elks Lodge #491 bingo scheduled for March 18 and 25 canceled.
  • Buffalo Raceway canceling races for 45 days, expected to restart Saturday, May 2.
  • All activities and services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia canceled until further notice.
  • Chautauqua County Board of Health meeting for March 19 canceled.


  • Statler Bridal Show postponed until May 31.
  • Erie County Civil Service Examinations scheduled for March 14 and 28 are postponed until further notice.
  • New dates for Riviera Theatre concerts: Maureen McGovern (Sept. 9), John Waite (Aug. 1), The Musical Box (June 20-21)
  • Senior Citizen Center in Tonawanda to close at end of Friday, until further notice.
  • NYSPHSAA Winter Championships are postponed indefinitely.
  • The release of A Quiet Place II, which was filmed on location across Western New York.
  • The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association’s 16th annual Alumni Wine Festival.
  • Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter postponing Buffalo Forum scheduled for Thursday, March 12.
  • Open interviews for season employment at Sahlen Field.
  • Buffalo Golden Gloves, until further notice.
  • Niagara USA Chamber’s 2020 Annual Awards Gala scheduled for Friday at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.
  • Senior Health & Wellness Fair set for Friday at Hamburg Senior Community Center.
  • The Chapel will not gather for services at the CrossPoint Campus. Gatherings will take place as normal at the Lockport, Cheektowaga, and Niagara Falls campuses.
  • Sesame Street Live! “Let’s Party!” performances scheduled for March 14 and 15 at the UB Center for the Arts are postponed.
  • BPO postponing the performance of Mozart’s Gran Partita at Clarence Presbyterian Church scheduled for Friday.
  • Shrine Circus rescheduled for October 2-4.
  • Lackawanna Senior Center events and services postponed.
  • Amherst Office of Court Administration postponing all non-essential functions of Town and Village Courts until further notice.
  • Colvin Cleaners Gowns for Prom set for April 7, 8, and 9 postponed.


  • The Lockport CARES homeless shelter is not accepting new guests.
  • Walden Galleria hours have been reduced to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Wegmans’ cafe seating areas are closed, as well as self-serve food bars.
  • Tonawanda City Hall is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17.
  • Holiday Valley is limiting indoor gatherings by reducing the capacity of indoor facilities by half. The amount of people allowed in certain areas at a time will be limited.
  • Roswell Park is allowing one visitor at a time in exam and inpatient rooms beginning Friday.
  • Seneca Nation has issued a travel restriction for all officials and employees.
  • U.S. Federal Court in Buffalo has entrance restrictions for people who meet at-risk criteria.
  • Orchard Park Municipal Center will operate Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only.


  • North Tonawanda police have suspended car seat inspections/installations, non-criminal fingerprinting, speaking engagements, K9 demonstrations and tours.
  • The Aquarium of Niagara will be closed starting March 15 at 5 p.m. until March 28 at 9 a.m.
  • All inmate visitation at the Niagara County Correctional Facility.
  • Orleans County Jail temporarily suspending visitation.
  • Episcopal Bishop of WNY suspending all worship services for 3 weeks beginning Sunday.

Other Changes:

  • New York State police are asking people let dispatchers know if they or anyone at their location is experiencing flu-like symptoms when calling.
  • Niagara Falls Water Board asking customers to call (716) 283-9770, instead of appearing in person.
  • Niagara County SPCA is requesting people make appointments before visiting animals.
  • Seneca Resorts & Casinos are re-configuring their gaming floors to promote more space between guests. Dining outlets have also reduced their capacity.
  • Tonawanda Common Council meetings will not include a pre-meeting at 6 p.m.
  • The DMV is encouraging customers to complete transactions online.
  • CBP ports of entry in Buffalo are now following the same protocols as land border ports, and referring people who need additional screening to the CDC or local health officials.
  • Attica Central School District offering free breakfast/lunch meals to all students in the district until further notice.


  • Court in Warsaw is closed until May.
  • Five Below stores are closed effective March 19 at 7 p.m.
  • All indoor portions of malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys are closed effective March 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Kenmore’s Municipal Building is closed to the public until further notice. Call (716) 873-5700 or check the village website for more information.
  • The Erie County Sheriff’s Office‘s Civil Enforcement Division offices are closed.
  • All local AAA travel and insurance centers are closed to walk-in traffic.
  • All City of Buffalo buildings are closed to the public until further notice. This includes courts.
  • Lackawanna City Hall closed to the public until further notice.
  • Town of Niagara Town Hall closed from March 17 to March 31.
  • Portland Town Court is closing effective today until further notice.
  • All 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries will be closed to the public on Tuesday. Library materials due dates have been extended until April 30, 2020.
  • Hamburg Library closed March 17-31.
  • Buffalo & Erie Co. Library Lakeshore closed March 17-31.
  • Niagara Falls Official Visitor Center temporarily closed.
  • Town of Evans, All Facilities Closed to Public – Appointment Only.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.1, dated March 12, 2020, says this:

“Any place of business or public accommodation, and any gathering or event for which attendance is anticipated to be fewer than five hundred people, shall operate at no greater than fifty percent occupancy, and no greater than fifty percent of seating capacity, for thirty days effective on Friday, March 13, 2020, except that any theater seating five hundred or more attendees for a live performance located in a city of one million or more shall not hold any further performances after 5pm on March 12, 2020.

The two preceding directives shall not apply to a school, hospital, nursing home, other medical office or facility as determined by the Commissioner of Health, mass transit or mass transit facility, governmental facility, law enforcement facility, or retail establishments including grocery stores. The Commissioner of Health may allow for businesses that are not public gathering spaces to exceed five hundred persons if the occupancy is less than fifty percent capacity subject to public health review.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo