Here’s what’s closed, canceled or postponed in San Diego County because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Petco Park was being prepared for the Padres opening week.
(Petco Park was being prepared for the San Diego Padres opening week before coronavirus conditions forced the delay of Major League Baseball’s 2020 season. Photo by K.C. Alfred)

From schools and entertainment to sports and conventions, here’s a roundup of what has been affected

1

Concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, have prompted a surge of postponed and canceled events across San Diego County, as well as neighboring counties. A partial list of those impacted events appear below, but check with specific locations for updates and changes. (This list will be regularly updated, when possible.)

2

Arts and Entertainment

Movie theaters: AMC, Angelika, ArcLight, Cinépolis, Edwards, The LOT, Reading, and Regal (all locations temporarily closed)
• Bach Collegium San Diego (“Bach at Noon” concert postponed)
• Belly Up (all performances through end of March)
• Bodhi Tree Concerts (“Songs of Suffrage” postponed)
• Broadway/San Diego (Disney’s “Frozen” postponed)
• California Ballet (“Beer & Ballet” canceled)
• California Center for the Arts, Escondido (all performances through end of March)
• Centro Cultural de la Raza (large events canceled through March)
• Choral Consortium of San Diego (all performances through end of March)
• Coachella (postponed until Oct. 9-11, 16-18)
• The Comedy Store in La Jolla and Hollywood (through end of March)
• Cygnet Theatre (all performances until April 16)
• House of Blues San Diego (all main concert-hall shows postponed or canceled through April 9)
• La Jolla Music Society (all performances through end of March)
• La Jolla Playhouse (all performances through end of March)
• La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (“War Reqiuem” canceled)
• Lamb’s Players Theatre (all performances through April 1)
• Live & Up Close Theatre and Heritage Event Center events (through March)
• Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown location (closed until further notice)
• Music Box (all performances through end of March)
• New Village Arts Theatre (postponed indefinitely)
• North Coast Repertory Theatre (all performances for now)
• OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. (all performances at least through March 15)
• Observatory North Park (check website for specific cancellations: observatorysd.com)
• OnStage Playhouse (all performances until April 2)
• Oxford Social Club at the Pendry (temporarily closed)
• Patio Playhouse (all performances through end of March)
• Pechanga Resort Casino (all concerts through end of April)
• Poway Center for the Performing Arts (all performances through end of March)
• San Diego Latino Film Festival (postponed)
• San Diego Music Awards at House of Blues (March 23, postponed; SDMA showcase concerts will take place as scheduled, between March 17 and 21, at local bars and nightclubs)
• San Diego New Music (“This vs. This” concert postponed)
• San Diego Opera (all performances through end of March)
• San Diego Repertory Theatre (all performances through end of March)
• San Diego Symphony (all performances through end of March)
• St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (SACRA/PROFANA concert postponed)
• Stagecoach (postponed until Oct. 23-25)
• The Living Coast Discovery Center (through April 5)
• The Magnolia (all performances through end of March)
• The Old Globe Theatre (all performances through end of March)
• UC San Diego ArtPower (all performances until May 12)
• USS Midway Museum (through the end of March)
• Viejas Arena (Pearl Jam concert postponed)
• Warwick’s Books in La Jolla (all author readings through the end of March are canceled, but the store remains open)

3

Balboa Park and Museums

• Balboa Park Carousel
• Fleet Science Center
• Japanese Friendship Garden
• Museum of Photographic Arts
• San Diego Air and Space Museum
• San Diego Art Institute
• San Diego Automotive Museum
• San Diego History Center
• San Diego Model Railroad Museum
• San Diego Museum of Art
• San Diego Museum of Man
• San Diego Natural History Museum
• Spanish Village Art Center
• Timken Museum of Art
• WorldBeat Center
• San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (through April 5)
• San Diego Zoo
• San Diego public swimming pools (through April 6)

4

Casinos

• Barona Resort & Casino, Lakeside (through March 31)
• Casino Pauma, Pauma Valley (through March 31)
• Golden Acorn Casino, Campo (March 20-31)
• Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center (through March 31)
• Jamul Casino, Jamul (March 20-31)
• Ocean’s Eleven Casino, Oceanside (through March 28)
• Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Pala (closed starting March 20)
• Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula (through March 31)
• San Manuel Casino, Highland (through March 31)
• Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon (March 20-31)
• Valley View Casino, Valley Center (March 20-April 6)
• Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine (March 20-31)

5

Events

• Art on 30th opening reception for “Naturals & Neutrals” show (March 21, canceled)
• Crossroads of the West Gun Show (postponed)
• Culinary Historians of San Diego food lecture (canceled)
• Disney on Ice at Pechanga Arena San Diego (canceled)
• EarthFair (to be rescheduled)
• Farmer’s markets in San Diego County (many are canceled)
• La Jolla Open Aire Market on Sundays (canceled through March)
• San Diego County Credit Union used car sale at Del Mar Fairgrounds (moved to Penske dealerships)
• San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony (canceled)
• San Diego EarthWorks — Earth Fair 2020 (postponed until Sept. 13)
• San Diego Women’s Week (March 16-20, canceled)
• ShamROCK (canceled)
• St. Patrick’s Day Parade, San Diego (canceled)
• Spring Bridal Bazaar, Del Mar Fairgrounds (postponed until May 24)
• Spring Food Truck festival in Balboa Park (canceled)
• Union-Tribune CaregiverSD Community Expo (postponed until September)
• WonderCon (sister event of Comic-Con in Anaheim, postponed)

6

Government and Courts

• City of San Diego non-critical operations, all meetings of boards, commissions, including Planning Commission and the Historical Resources Board (through March 31)
• Naturalization ceremony at Golden Hall, downtown San Diego (March 25)
• San Diego County Libraries including La Jolla Riford Library (through April 6)
• San Diego Superior Court (suspending civil trials for next 30 days)
• San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) offices (through April 3)
• All Social Security offices

7

Places of Worship

• Beth Jacob Congregation (Friday and Saturday night services, all other programming canceled)
• Diocese of San Diego (All daily and Sunday Masses canceled)

8

Retail Stores and Businesses

Bars that do not also sell food are closed due to new City and County regulations (through at least March 31)
No more dining-in at restaurants in San Diego County: New City and County regulations mandate that restaurants only offer take-out, drive-through or delivery (through at least March 31)
Movie theaters: AMC, Angelika, ArcLight, Cinépolis, Edwards, The LOT, Reading, and Regal (all locations temporarily closed)
Shopping malls: Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley, San Diego; Carlsbad Premium Outlets in Carlsbad, and Las Americas Premium Outlets in San Ysidro (all three are owned by Simon Property Group and closed through March 29)
• Many fitness gyms, health clubs, yoga studios and martial-arts studios are closed (check with specific locations)
• Many supermarkets are open, but with reduced hours in order to restock. Check with specific locations for hours.
• Apple stores (all locations)
• Anthropologie (all locations)
• Bloomingdales (all locations)
• Free People (all locations)
• Macy’s (all locations)
• Nike stores (all locations)
• Nordstrom (all locations)
• Party City (all locations)
• Urban Outfitters (all locations)
• Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla is open, but with reduced hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

9

San Diego Convention Center

• All conferences (through end of March)

10

Schools (closures)

• Alpine Union School District (through April 13)
• Bonsall Unified School District (through April 6)
• Cajon Valley Union School District (until April 20)
• Catholic Diocese of San Diego schools
• Chula Vista Elementary School District (through April 3)
• City Tree Christian School
• Coronado Unified School District (through April 3)
• Dehesa School District (through April 17)
• Encinitas Union School District (through April 10)
• Escondido Union Elementary School District (through April 13)
• Fallbrook Union High School District (through April 10)
• Grossmont Union High School District (through April 10)
• Jamul-Dulzura Union School District (through April 20)
• La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (through April 10)
• Lakeside Union School District (through April 17)
• Mountain Empire Unified School District (through April 13)
• Oceanside Unified School District (through April 10)
• Poway Unified School District (April 6)
• San Diego Unified School District (until April 6)
• San Dieguito Union School District
• San Marcos Unified School District
• San Ysidro School District (through April 6 (staff)/April 7 (students)
• Solana Beach School District
• South Bay Union School District (through April 3)
• Sweetwater Union High School District (through April 3)
• Vallecitos School District (through April 13)

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Sports and Recreation

• All high schools, colleges and universities in San Diego County have suspended athletic activities.
• All California State Parks campgrounds
• All Recreation Centers and pools closed (through April 5)
• All YMCA of San Diego County locations closed
• Many fitness gyms, health clubs, yoga studios and martial-arts studios are closed (check with specific locations)
• American Hockey League including San Diego Gulls (Games suspended through April)
• Major League Baseball: Opening day delayed at least two weeks
• Major League Soccer: Games suspended (through May 9)
• Mountain West Conference
• NBA: Games suspended indefinitely
• NCAA March Madness Tournament

12

Theme Parks and Attractions

• Cabrillo National Monument
• All California State Parks campgrounds
• Birch Aquarium, La Jolla
• Disneyland (through March 31)
• Disney California Adventure (through March 31)
• The Flower Fields in Carlsbad
• Knott’s Berry Farm (through March 31)
• LEGOLAND California (through March 31)
• Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, La Jolla
• San Diego Zoo (through March 31)
• San Diego Zoo Safari Park (through March 31)
• SeaWorld San Diego (through March 31)
• Six Flags Magic Mountain (through March 31)
• Universal Studios Hollywood (through March 31)

Updates:

5:31 PM, Mar. 19, 2020: This article has been updated to include Pechanga Arena San Diego having postponed or canceled all of its March and April events, the Belly Up extending its closure until at least April 16 and the San Diego Music Awards being rescheduled from March 23 until July 26.

6:23 PM, Mar. 24, 2020: This article has been updated to include the San Diego Symphony’s announcement that it has canceled or postponed all of its concerts through May 2.

8:50 PM, Mar. 19, 2020: This article has been updated to include Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide executive order to shelter in place.