Texoma cancellations, closures and delays due to coronavirus concerns

Texoma cancellations, closures and delays due to coronavirus concerns
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Here’s a list of all announced cancellations, closures, delays and precautions being taken in Texoma.

Colleges

MSU Texas has extended Spring Break for students until March 24 and they have announced classes will move from in-person instructions to online platforms beginning on March 25.

North Central Texas College in Bowie

NCTC in Bowie has extended its Spring Break until the week of March 30 and they will be switching to online classes when they resume the semester.

Vernon College

Vernon College extended spring break until March 30, and students will transition to online classes.

Schools

After Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order schools are required to be closed until at least April 3.

Wichita Falls ISD

WFISD has extended spring break through March 27. It has also canceled the hackathon on March 23.

School officials have closed campus until March 30. The school’s report also includes other guidelines about travel, academics and prevention methods. If you would like more information, click here.

City View ISD

City View ISD extended spring break with the plan to resume classes on March 30. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students in front of the high school for take out starting March 23.

Iowa Park CISD

Iowa Park CISD has canceled school until March 30.

Electra ISD

Electra ISD has extended spring break another week through March 27. The district is planning to start a grab and go food service program starting March 23.

Vernon ISD

Vernon ISD has extended spring break another week through March 27. Students will not have face to face instruction the week of March 30.

Quanah ISD

Quanah ISD has extended spring break through March 27, with classes continuing on March 30.

Archer City ISD

Archer City ISD will continue classes on March 23 online.

Montague County Schools

All Montague County schools will be closed until April 10.

Events

WorkForce Solutions North Texas job fair

The WorkForce Solutions North Texas job fair scheduled for March 19 at Region 9 has been canceled.

Henrietta and Clay County Chamber of Commerce Turkey Fest and Easter Egg Hunt

The Turkey Fest and Easter Egg Hunt have been canceled.

Due to the concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the CDC recommendations to avoid large public gatherings,...

Posted by Henrietta and Clay County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Government offices

Wichita County Government Buildings

Wichita County has made changes to government buildings. Read more below.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office announced that the Wichita County Detention Center has ceased visitation at both the Downtown and Jail Annex facilities, according to a press release. The suspension is in effect until the Office of the Governor terminates it or the disasters declaration from March 13 is lifted or expires.

City of Burkburnett

City Hall, the police department, municipal court and library have been closed to the public.

Baylor County

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m. the Baylor County Courthouse, Annex, and 4H/Extension Building will be closed to the public until further notice.

Facilities

United Regional

United Regional has announced a new visitor policy limiting entrances and visitor numbers. It has also begun collecting curbside samples at the Barnett Road Medical Building.

Wilbarger General Hospital

Wilbarger General Hospital has limited all visitors to enter through the emergency room entrance. All visitors will be required to take a temperature reading as they enter. The gift shop is closed and the cafe will not be open to the public.

Nocona General Hospital

Nocona General Hospital has restricted all hospital entry to the emergency room entrance, patients for clinic appointments can enter through the clinic entrance. Visitors will be screened for fever, signs of symptoms, and travel history. One visitor per patient at a time with some exceptions.

Clinics of North Texas

The Clinics of North Texas will only have the north and west entrances open. North is for clinic patients only and the west is for all other offices. They will have a screening process before entering the clinic.

Kiowa Casinos

The Kiowa Casino and Hotel is closed until April 1.

Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce office will be closed indefinitely. Staff will answer phone calls and emails. All events until the end of March are canceled.

Wichita Falls Downtown Development

Physical location is closed and staff will be working from home.

Southside Youth Senter

The Southside Youth Senter is closing Wednesday at 6 p.m. with plans to reopen on March 30.

The Arc of Wichita County

The Arc of Wichita County has suspended its Day Hab program and canceled all social activities for the month of March.

Wichita Falls Faith Mission

Faith Mission has closed its Faith Resale and Donation Center until further notice.

Wichita Falls Elks Lodge

Closed until April 1, no Wednesday meals.

Vernon Boys and Girls Club

The Vernon Boys and Girls Club is closed until April 6 for all kids. The Mother Son Dance is postponed until May 16. Softball practices will reconvene on April 6 and games start April 20. The Run for the Roses event is postponed until September 5.

Churches

First United Methodist Church

Worship will be presented by television broadcast and online only Sunday, March 22, and Sunday, March 29. Worship live at 10:30 a.m. on KJBO-35 (Cable Channel 7) or at online by clicking here.

All events, programs, and meetings involving ten or more persons have been canceled through Sunday, March 29, and they will be re-evaluated weekly. This includes Sunday school, Bible studies, 180, Tailgate, music rehearsals, and many others.

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