Coronavirus Canceled Events

Places, Activities, Events In San Diego County Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic

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What to Know

  • For the first time in 50 years, San Diego Comic-Con International has been canceled due to the impact and restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic
  • A public health order was amended to close all parking lots at public parks and recreation facilities, including beaches
  • "Passive recreation" such as hiking, walking, biking is still allowed in certain areas

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered 40 million California residents to stay at home as the nation's most populous state takes increasingly urgent steps to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Click here to read the order's full text.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has taken measures to protect the community against the spread of the novel coronavirus by issuing a Public Health Order. The order was modified several times in March and April 2020 to restrict gatherings, shutter the dining rooms of restaurants, and close down public areas.

Businesses that provide essential services will remain open.

Here is a running list of all closures in San Diego County:

Beach, Park, and Trail Reopenings

After a lengthy lockdown on parks and beaches in San Diego County due to the coronavirus pandemic, some recreation areas have reopened, but with limitations. Click here to view that list.

City Closures

The City of Chula Vista will temporarily suspend full operations to focus efforts on "providing critical public safety services," the city said. All libraries, recreation centers, and city parks will be closed until further notice, including youth and adult sports.

The city of San Diego has announced that all 36 public libraries and recreation centers and pools will close. For more details, click here.

The city of National City closed the following facilities: Camacho Recreation Center, Casa de Salud, El Toyon Recreation Center, Kimball Senior Center, National City Public Library, and the Pool. The Senior Nutrition Center will begin delivering home meals and allowing for to-go meals, but will not be serving seated meals to the public onsite.

The city of Encinitas temporarily closed its active recreation areas in city parks including all fields & courts (tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts), Playgrounds, Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, and Skate Parks/Features.

Venues and Amusements

Most museums, centers, and performances in Balboa Park have closed as of March 16 due to the county's mandate over COVID-19 concerns. To see what locations were affected, click here.

The YMCA of San Diego County announced all YMCA locations will be closed. During the temporary closure, the YMCA said there will be a small team available to answer any questions.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa will be temporarily closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography announced that it will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. For more details, click here.

SeaWorld San Diego announced they are closing all theme parks until further notice. For more details, click here.

Legoland California announced they are closing temporarily until further notice. For more details, click here.

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced they're closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

The New Children's Museum is temporarily closed and hopes to reopen in May. For more details, click here.

Casinos

Jamul Casino will remain closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

Barona Resort and Casino will remain closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

Viejas Casino and Resort announced on May 8 that they will reopen on May 18th. For more details, click here.

Harrah's Resort Southern California in Valley Center will remain closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula will remain closed until further notice. For more details, click here.

Pala Casino in Pala will temporarily close its casino, spa, and resort. For further details, click here.

Events

For the first time in 50 years, San Diego Comic-Con International has been canceled due to the impact and restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.

San Diego Pride announced that “all in-person gatherings scheduled for July 2020 will not take place as planned,” due to “the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The San Diego County Fair will not happen in 2020, it has been postponed until 2021.

The San Diego Symphony has canceled and postponed several performances until May. To view a full list, click here.

The Del Mar National Horse Show has been canceled as a result of the pandemic. It was scheduled to run April 14 to May 3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

To see a full list of events canceled or postponed at the Del Mar fairgrounds, click here.

The California Center for the Arts in Escondido is canceling events that anticipate more than 250 people like the Best of Broadway, amART Festival, Joan Osborne and The Weepies' concert and more. See the full list here.

The Old Globe has announced that it will suspend public performances at least through the end of March. For more information, click here.

The Cygnet Theatre has temporarily rescheduled all performances of La Cage aux Folles. All performances will resume on April 16. For more details, click here.

Broadway San Diego postponed all performances of Disney's Frozen scheduled from March 26 through April 12 to a later date. For more details on refunds, click here.

USS Midway Museum announced they will temporarily close beginning March 16. For more details, click here.

La Jolla Music Society has canceled three events and postponed all other events in March. For the full list, click here.

La Jolla Playhouse has canceled all performances of FLY this season. For more information, click here.

San Diego Opera has canceled a masterclass with Dolora Zajick on March 21 and canceled the Taste of Opera event at Qualcomm on March 23. For further details click here.


Here is a list of other events or activities San Diegans may have planned to attend:

WonderCon Anaheim scheduled for April 10 to 12 in Anaheim will be postponed until a later date. Refunds for badge purchases will begin processing in the coming days. For more details, click here.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park closed its parks until further notice. For more information click here.

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced it will be shutting down the parks and the Universal CityWalk until April 19. For more information click here.

Coachella and Stagecoach have been postponed until October. They were scheduled to take place in Coachella Valley throughout weekends in April. For more details, click here.

Knotts Berry Farm announced it will close on March 14 until mid-May. Click here for more details.

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced a temporary closure of the park until mid-May. For more details, click here.

This list is updated daily, check back for details.

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