Coronavirus closings and cancellations
► The 14th annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival has been moved to May 30th
► Vaughn-Blumberg Services Day Hab and Conti Center Day Hab will be closed until June 5th,2020.
[MARCH 23, 2020]
► In order to protect the public as well as employees, Dale County Commission Chairman Mark Blankenship has issued a directive that all county offices be closed to the public effective Monday, March 23, for a duration to be determined at a later date. The county will still operate via on-line service, mail and drop off.
► Geneva County Commission voted to close the courthouse to the public until April 6.
► The City of DeFuniak Springs has canceled LakeFest 2020, originally scheduled for May 15, 16 and 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
► Something Special Boutique in Dothan is temporarily closed until further notice.
► Due to the COVID-19 virus the 2020 Denim and Diamonds Scholarship Gala has been changed to June 6, 2020.
► The Alabama Kidney Foundation will have a virtual walk Saturday, April 4th. Curb side pickup for donations and team prizes at Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 102 Jamestown Blvd, Dothan from 8-10 AM. Tune in LIVE at 9 AM on the Alabama Kidney Foundation Facebook page for the announcement of team prizes and grand total. Online donations are accepted at
towards a walker or team. Or donate via Cash App ($AKFKidneyWalk) or Venmo (@AlabamaKidneyFoundation). Please include in the description that it is designated for the Wiregrass Kidney Walk. Donations can also be sent to Alabama Kidney Foundation - P. O. Box 355, Dothan, AL 36302. For any questions, please contact Lisa Baity at
[MARCH 19, 2020]
► Thunder Beach Productions announced
as scheduled. “We are not canceling the Rally, just postponing it by 6 months” said Thunder Beach General Manager, Chris Anderson. “This would have been our 22nd Spring Rally and it was gearing up to be our largest one ever! We are excited to announce that .38 Special, Foghat and Colt Ford were all able to reschedule their performances from the Spring Rally to our 20th Annual Autumn Rally, October 21-25, 2020“.
Officials announced on Monday that Blakely’s Peanut Proud Festival scheduled for March 28 was canceled. Mike Newberry, Peanut Proud Festival co-chair, said local businesses will miss the economic impact the festival has on the area. He also said restaurants usually have their biggest day of the year during the event.
[MARCH 18, 2020]
► Glory To Him Church in Ozark has suspended services until further notice.
► Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL is cancelling all services and activities through March 29 and then will reevaluate. Bethel will broadcast a live online worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. These services can be viewed on Facebook Live or the church’s website at
► The City of Dothan, in line with the recommendations of the CDC, has elected to cancel all events at their parks and facilities for the next 8 weeks. This included the
. Not to worry though, we have already rescheduled this event for September 12, 2020! We are grateful to our city for doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and are certain that we can count on our city of Superheroes to make this event even more successful in September!!!
The public is asked to use the front door of the Ozark City Hall as all other entrances will be locked. Before entering everyone will be asked a few health questions and temperature will be monitored by trained Fire and EMS Personnel. Only five (5) people at one time will be allowed entrance.
• All recreation programs, including youth sports, are suspended until further notice.
• The swimming program should open as scheduled in April.
• The Crawdad Festival has been postponed until late May. A date will be announced as soon possible.
• The Tennis Courts, Dale County Lake and the playgrounds are still open to the public. We ask that you limit gatherings to no more than 10 people as encouraged by the CDC.
► All Ozark Municipal Court Cases Scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 beginning at 8:00 am. Anyone on the Plea Docket for Tuesday, April 14, 2020, your case been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 beginning at 8:00 am.
Bama Slam Music Festival and Bama Slam Saloon have just announced that both Rock N Country Weekend and Memorial Day Get Down have been canceled. However, the Remembering Hee Haw show WILL be rescheduled for November 19.
► Bay Springs Baptist Church in Dothan is canceling all services until March 29 then will reevaluate.
The popular SandJam Music Festival in Panama City Beach has been canceled.
Local towns also took steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus by closing town halls.
► DAV Chapter 94 Ozark meeting this Saturday is cancelled due to health concerns.
beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all of Alabama’s 51 Career Centers will close to the public in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This closure will be in effect until further notice.
Organizers say that they will cancel the 2020 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo that was to take place on March 27-28. Ticket holders can get a refund by taking the ticket to the Opp Town Hall. Vendors will be contacted about refunds.
[MARCH 17, 2020]
► Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan is suspending all church-related activities until further notice. The Ridgecrest Fitness Center will also close until further notice. Ridgecrest will broadcast a live online worship service Sundays at 10 a.m., which can be viewed on Facebook Live or the church web site at
► The Archdiocese of Mobile
and limits many Catholic Social Services and parish outreach services to phone, or grab-n-go.
which was to be held in Panama City Beach on April 22-26 has been canceled. The organizers say they plan to be back next year with the same artist lineup and will honor all 2020 tickets for the same seating.
The Ozark Dale County Library Board of Trustees has decided to close the Library effective March 18th at 3pm until April 2nd, 2020.
► All Florida
will close down beginning at 5 PM Tuesday. The closure will last for 30 days.
► The 55th annual
for 2020 after a vote by the Eufaula Heritage Association Board of Directors. The group says they will not reschedule.
► According to a post on their Facebook page, the Piney Woods Art Festival that was scheduled for April 4-5 in Enterprise has been cancelled.
[MARCH 16, 2020]
► Vaughn-Blumberg Services will be closed at the end of business today, March 16, 2020 through April 6, 2020.
► In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 3.16.20.01 closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020, to March 31, 2020.
► The Hardee's Pro Classic Tennis Tournament has been canceled for April. It may be rescheduled later in the year, but it is unclear as to when or if that is possible.
programs, activities, and recreation centers there will be a shutdown until May 9th to be consistent with the Center for Disease Control Guidelines for the next 8 weeks. This time period will be constantly evaluated as to whether it can be made shorter or will need to be longer.
► Dothan Utilities is closing their lobby to customers and only processing drive-thru transactions. Utility customers can call 334-615-4100 or email at
for hookups and disconnects. Customers can also manage their accounts online at
►Early Head Start of Dothan – Will be closing for those attending, starting tomorrow through April 6th.
► The Daleville City Schools will be closing for students at the end of Monday, March 16th. We are working on plans to provide lunch and breakfast for our students while we are out next week at pick up points on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday next week. (We will not serve meals during our spring break.) We will be providing specific directions about pick up points soon. Our teachers are also working on some instructional procedures for our students to continue to have practice and review while they are out of school. We will postpone evening meetings and all sporting events until further notice.
► GENEVA CITY SCHOOLS: Tuesday, March 17 will be a half-day and schools will be closed beginning Weds., March 18.
, two days ahead of state mandated deadline
“This is for the safety of our students and staff,” Superintendent David Sewell told WTVY Monday morning.
[MARCH 14, 2020]
► With caution in mind, Landmark Park has decided to cancel Spring Farm Day at this time. We will possibly try to reschedule the event but that’s a decision for the future. The park will remain open for regular hours, but holding an event that draws such a large crowd does not appear to be the right thing to do at this time. Rentals and other events are still taking place. At this time Spring Farm Day is the only canceled event. We will update as needed.
► Houston Academy will follow the Governor's guidelines for school postponement.
► Providence Christian School and Providence early childhood preschool and childcare will follow the Governor's guidelines for school postponement. Our plan is to close at the end of the day Wednesday, March 18th. More information will come later.
► Almost all court cases in Alabama have been delayed for a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Exceptions will be made in certain cases. Bond hearings, plea agreement involving inmates, child protection matters, mental health matters, proceedings related to elderly welfare, and jury trials that have already begun. Hearings can also be via telephone. The ban on most in-person court proceedings will be in effect through April 16.
[MARCH 13, 2020]
► The 36 senior centers in the SARCOA region will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Meals will be continued to be offered to current senior center participants through alternative methods. Participants will be contacted with information on how they may receive their meals during this period. SARCOA is taking these steps because of our concern for the health and wellness of our seniors, many of whom are at nutritional risk.
► A.R.P.A. State Basketball Tournament in Trussville has been canceled.
► Dothan Miracle League Opening Ceremonies scheduled for tomorrow (3/14) have been canceled and their season has been suspended until further notice.
► The Dothan High School Softball Tournament will still be played this weekend but will be split between James Oates Park and Westgate Softball Complex in order to comply with AHSAA mandate.
► Dothan National League Baseball at Westgate Park has canceled their Opening Ceremonies tomorrow (3/14) but will play their scheduled games.
► Dothan Southern League Baseball at Eastgate park will still have their Opening Ceremonies and scheduled games tonight (3/13).
► Dothan American League Baseball at James Oates Park will still play their scheduled games tomorrow (3/14).
► All USTA play has been canceled thru April 20th – Alabama/Georgia Open Championships at Westgate Tennis Center March 21-24th is canceled.
► Chip George Swim Meet at Westgate Indoor Pool on April 4-5th canceled.
► The April 3rd Downtown Dothan Foster Fest has been canceled.
► Zonta Club of Dothan's International Food Festival that was planned for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed to Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds.
► The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama is asking local congregations to suspend in-person services for the next three Sundays.
► In accordance with the FCSAA, Chipola Athletics will suspend all competition from March 13-27.
“The safety and health of our students is our number one priority,” said Athletic Director Jeff Johnson. “This falls in line with decisions made around the country and gives us time to follow how the situation develops.”
All baseball and softball games previously scheduled between March 13-27 will not be played at this time. It is yet to be determined if these games will be rescheduled.
► WTVY's U-Pick ‘Em March Madness contest has been canceled due to the cancellation of the 2020 college basketball national tournament.
► Enterprise City Schools says the State Dept. of Education advises postponing or canceling any and all field trips inside or outside the state of Alabama. Consequently, the Choral Music trip to Atlanta and the EHS Band trip to Washington D.C. have been canceled.