List of Mid-South coronavirus closings: Offices, services, events and more

Orpheum announces changes to events

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A number of Mid-South businesses are closed and events and services are canceled or postponed in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19.

*This list will be updated as new information is made available.


Arkansas Department of Corrections -- Visitation halted, including regular and special visits. No meritorious or emergency furloughs will be granted to work release furloughs will continue. Discounted phone and video rates begin Friday.

Arkansas State Capitol Building closed to visitors.


  • All Town of Collierville public meetings postponed until further notice. Board of Mayor and Aldermen March 23 meeting canceled. Town Hall and other public Town buildings are closed to the public effective March 23 until further notice. See updates here.
  • All playgrounds closed beginning March 31 until further notice.

Collierville Courts -- All in-person proceedings suspended. Exceptions listed here. Call the clerk’s office at 901-457-2580 for traffic court information. Criminal court cases reset dates are as follows:

  • April 2 reset to July 9
  • April 7 reset to June 2
  • April 14 reset to July 14
  • April 23 reset to July 23
  • April 28 reset to July 28
  • April 30 reset to July 30

Germantown City Hall and municipal buildings closed until further notice.

Germantown Community Library, Germantown Parks and Recreation and Germantown Athletic Club -- Programs canceled, facilities remain open.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park -- Campgrounds and lodging facilities are closed. Most indoor spaces including visitor centers and museums are also closed. Restrooms are still available.

Memphis Botanic Garden -- Reopens May 7 to members, May 19 to daily fee guests.

Memphis City Courts -- No in-person appearances through at least May 30. Call the city court to deal with your ticket.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water

  • Disconnections suspended for all customers indefinitely.
  • Access to community offices restricted beginning March 23. Drive-thru windows and drop boxes remain open.
  • Out-of-cart trash collection is suspended effective immediately with the exception of yard waste. Additional carts can be leased for $10/month. Call 311 for lease information. Any COVID-19 waste must be double bagged.

Memphis Police Department -- Issuing citations instead of making arrests for misdemeanor crimes.

Memphis Public Libraries -- All locations closed until further notice. All programs and outreach events have been canceled and postponed.

Memphis River Parks -- All public events canceled for the next eight weeks.

Mid-South Food Bank -- Volunteer service at South Perkins warehouse suspended until further notice.

Millington City Courts -- Handling in-custody arraignments and cases involving domestic abuse, child and elderly. All other cases reset until further notice.

Millington Public Library -- Closed.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety -- All driver license stations closed to the public until further notice except for nine MHP District Troop Stations, which only provide sex offender registry transactions and all commercial driver license transactions.

Overton Park -- Restrooms, playgrounds and the dog park are closed until further notice. Entrances and parking lots closed.

Shelby County Assessor -- No walk-in visitation, but customer service is available by phone at (901) 222-7001 and online.

Shelby County Clerk’s Office -- Operations temporarily shut down at all seven locations until further notice.

  • Motor vehicle registrations set to expire March 12 through May 18 now expire June 15.
  • Valid Class A, B, C, D, P and M driver’s licenses and Class ID photo identifications set to expire March 12 through May 18 extended for sex months from the current expiration date.
  • Valid enhanced handgun permits set to expire March 12 through May 18 extended for six months from the current expiration date.

Shelby County Criminal Court -- Criminal cases involving out-of-custody defendants postponed through June 1. Grand juries can begin meeting May 18. Witnesses will appear electronically rather than in-person.

Shelby County General Sessions Civil Court -- All in-person proceedings suspended through May 31. Proceedings related to mental health cases will continue at the Memphis mental Health Institute as usual. Call (901) 222-3500 for information regarding your court date.

Shelby County Clerk’s Office -- Operations temporarily shut down at all seven locations until further notice.

Shelby County Jail -- No public visitation at the jail, jail east or juvenile detention. Attorney visitation allowed by video at 201 Poplar, Juvenile Court and non-contact at Jail East.

Shelby County jury duty -- Jury duty is rescheduled. Log on to the website listed on your summons to complete the qualification process and choose a later date.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office -- Visitation to the Juvenile Detention Center is suspended beginning until further notice. All visitors at Jail East and 201 Poplar will be asked to respond to a questionnaire before visiting. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit at this time.

Shelby Farms Park -- All public restrooms, the visitor center, Lake’s Edge Gift Shop, bike rentals and boat rentals are closed until further notice.

Shiloh National Military Park -- The Park Visitor Center and Bookstore at the Shiloh Battlefield and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth are closed to park visitors until further notice. Outdoor areas are still open and accessible.

Southaven City Hall -- All in-person business is suspended. All services will remain available by alternate means. The drive-through window and drop-boxes at the north entrance will accept payments and any other documents.

St. Francis County -- Court suspended; visitation and face-to-face interactions suspended.

Tennessee Lottery -- Offices temporarily closed.

Tennessee State Capitol closed to tours and visitors.

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes (TSVH) facilities in Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Clarksville and Humboldt will restrict access to all visitors, vendors and volunteers until further notice.

Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order saying all in-person hearings are suspended -- this applies to state courts including appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile and municipal but there are some exceptions.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District is postponing its March 24 Business Opportunities Open House and M/V Mississippi tours.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- In-person hearings suspended.

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture -- Postponements and cancellations can be found here.


Children’s Museum of Memphis -- Closed.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art -- Closed.

Memphis Zoo -- Closed. All public and educational events are canceled.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science -- Closed.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum -- Closed.

National Civil Rights Museum - Closed.

Pink Palace Family of Museums -- Closed.

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum -- Closed.

Withers Collection Museum and Gallery -- Closed.


Agricenter International’s education and 4-H programs -- Suspended.

Catholic Diocese of Memphis -- Bishop David Talley instructed pastors to suspend all public Masses until further notice.

Southwest Tennessee Community College commencement -- May 2 annual commencement ceremony at FedExForum to be rescheduled.

St. Augustine Catholic Church -- All Men’s Day activities postponed until further notice.

Tennessee Genealogical Society and the Great Hall & Conference Center-- Closed until further notice.


“A Bronx Tale” at the Orpheum -- Canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted by email or automatically receive refunds at the original point of purchase.

American Queen Steamboat Company -- Immediately suspending operations across all ships.

The Art Project -- Closed until further notice.

Backbeat Tours -- Limiting tours to less than 20 people (less than half capacity).

Broadway Season Announcement Event at Orpheum Theatre -- Canceled, will be announced through the Orpheum Theatre Group’s social media instead.

Cake concert at Graceland -- Moved from March 20 to Sept. 10.

City Tastings Tours -- All tours suspended until further notice.

Cher’s “Here We Go Again” tour at FedExForum -- Moved to Sept. 16.

Crosstown Arts -- Offices, galleries, ArtBar, Cafe and shared art-making space closed until further notice.

“Dinner on Stage” at Orpheum Theatre -- Postponed; refunds will be issued automatically.

Discovery Park of America -- Closed.

“Disney On Ice presents Dream Big” at Landers Center -- Canceled.

Germantown Performing Arts Center -- Closed until further notice.

Greek Festival -- Postponed until Sept. 25 and 26, 2020

Hattiloo Theatre -- All performances suspended through May 1.

Incredible Pizza Company -- Temporarily closed until further notice.

Larkin Poe w/ Marcella & Her Lovers at Minglewood Hall -- Postponed until June 18.

Live at the Garden concert series -- Canceled.

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” at Evergreen Theater -- Postponed until June.

Memphis in May -- Postponed.

Memphis Italian Festival -- Canceled.

Memphis International Raceway -- Test-and-tunes will remain as scheduled for now, but the 34th annual Super Chevy Show is rescheduled for Sept. 25 through 27.

Memphis Songwriters Series at Halloran Centre -- Postponed.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra -- Performances postponed for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Cannon Center) and Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (GPAC)

Memphis Zoo -- The zoo remains open, but all indoor exhibits are closed

Mempho Music Festival -- Postponed until 2021.

Midsouth Airshow -- Scheduled for June 20 and 21, the show is now canceled. Refunds will be provided for those who already purchased tickets.

Minglewood Hall -- Multiple shows are set to be postponed. Previously purchased tickets will be honored. Visit the Minglewood Hall website and Facebook page for updates.

Monster Jam (scheduled for April 17-19) -- Postponed, future date not announced yet.

Old Dominick Distillery -- Temporarily suspending tours.

Operation Stand Down Mid-South Inc. is postponing the Annual Veterans Stand Down scheduled for May 16 until further notice.

Oxford Film Festival -- Postponed, no makeup date announced yet.

Playhouse on the Square -- Public events canceled beginning March 16; visit for an updated schedule of events.

Wilco at Levitt Shell -- April 14 concert postponed tentatively until spring 2021.

Yo Gotti & Friends Birthday Bash 8 at FedExForum -- Scheduled for June 19, now postponed. New date TBD.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis -- Suspension of all program activities and in-person gatherings.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Youth Symposium -- Postponed.

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