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Cancellations & Related Event Changes Due To Coronavirus

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 28, 2020:

The National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony previously scheduled for March 29 at 2:00 pm at the Bryan Vietnam Monument has been canceled. Organizers wish that everyone can pause on that day and time and remember all those who answered the call of the Nation to sacrifice their lives in the Vietnam War and thank them by phone/email/social media, if possible. Organizers urge all veterans and others to stay home, stay connected and join virtual ceremonies as available on TV or the Internet.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 27, 2020:

Snook ISD has announced that the shutdown continues through April 10. Snook ISD staff will return April 13 for a workday and students will return April 14.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 25, 2020:

The Downtown Bryan Association is cancelling the April 18 Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair for the safety of our artists, attendees and community members. We continue to encourage the community to support local businesses through food pickup/delivery and online shopping.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 24, 2020:

The city of Bryan’s municipal golf course will be closed through the duration of the shelter in place order.

Lake Bryan is closed through the duration of the shelter in place order.

Bryan + College Station Public Library System will be closed through April 7, 2020 due to the shelter-in-place order.

The city of College Station has postponed the April 18 city council runoff election. A new date has not been set.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 23, 2020:

The David Feherty “Live Off Tour” show at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena has been postponed to an alternate date, likely this fall. Guests are advised to keep their tickets in a safe place. The ticket(s) will be honored at the rescheduled performance date. Guests will be notified immediately once the new date is announced. If customers have purchased tickets and have not received them, for convenience, the tickets will be held at the box office until the new show date has been selected. If guests have questions about their purchase or would like more information, please contact the 12th Man Foundation box office: tickets@12thmanfoundation.com

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 20, 2020:

Reservations at Somerville Lake campgrounds and those at other Fort Worth district Army Corps Of Engineers properties have been cancelled from March 23 through May 15.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 19, 2020:

Click HERE to be directed to the Brazos County coronavirus website page.

Governor Greg Abbott issues Executive Orders regarding the coronavirus:

  • Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
  • Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.

These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 11:59 PM on March 20, 2020 and will end at 11:59 PM on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC. Click HERE for more information.

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is closed through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Brazos Valley Cares has been rescheduled for August 8, 2020 at the Brazos County Expo.

Click HERE for an update from the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Notifications to WTAW News as of March 18, 2020:

More than 20 blood donation drives have been cancelled due to coronavirus. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has a mobile donation bus in College Station through Saturday at The Ranch Harley-Davidson. Appointments can be made online between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Click HERE for more information.

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson have both declared States of Disaster in their respective cities in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus. Click HERE for more information.

Schools:

Bryan and College Station ISDs extend school closings through April 3rd. Click HERE for more information.

From Texas A&M: (1) Aggie Ring Day and Family Weekend have been canceled. The Association of Former Students reports rings will be shipped directly to students. Or recipients can have have The Association hold their ring for pickup once normal operations resume. (2) Campus Muster will not be held in-person at Reed Arena. What will happen is under discussion by the campus Muster committee and The Association of Former Students. (3) Spring graduation ceremonies will be postponed. The university is planning mail delivery of diplomas at no cost to graduates. (4) Final exams will not be taken in person. Details of what will be done will be announced in the near future.

Boys and Girls Club centers in Bryan and Caldwell are closed until further notice.

Snook and Caldwell ISD’s are closed next week.
Click HERE for more information from Snook ISD.
Click HERE for more information from Caldwell ISD.

From Texas A&M: Classes Canceled March 16-20, Will Resume Online-Only March 23-April 28 Campus will remain open to faculty, staff and students. Texas A&M leadership will advise faculty members on all protocols in the days to come.

From Blinn College: As a reminder, the Blinn College District has extended spring break through Monday, March 23rd. Click HERE for more information.

Events/Attractions:

Friends of Chamber Music in Bryan/College Station has cancelled (1) the showing of the film Black Orpheus on April 14 at the Queen Theatre in Downtown Bryan and (2) the final concert of the 2019-2020 Friends of Chamber Music’s Concert Series, Clarice Assad and Sergio Assad on April 21 at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station.

Cinemark theatres will be closed beginning March 18, 2020.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is closed beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 31.

Click HERE for details from the Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth district announcement of operational changes at Somerville Lake and the rest of the district’s properties.

Click HERE to be directed to the city of College Station’s website containing coronavirus related information.

Click HERE to be directed to the city of Bryan’s website containing coronavirus related information.

From the Downtown Bryan Association:
Maroon & White Night on Friday, March 20 has been cancelled.
Firkin Fest on Saturday, March 28 is cancelled. Ticket purchasers will be refunded their entire ticket price.
April First Friday on April 3rd is modified. All Downtown Bryan businesses will be open. The concert at the Palace Theater and all organizations and musicians along the sidewalks have been suspended.
The Queen Theatre will suspend operations for the next 30 days and any extension of the closure will be evaluated as time progresses.

Chilifest has canceled this year’s event. The ticket refund process is still being developed. Go to chilifest.org for the latest information.

CHI St. Joseph Health has cancelled the 5th Annual Gran Fondo Ride scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020. Registrants will receive additional communication with further details regarding the cancellation. For more information, visit GranFondoBCS.com.

From MSC OPAS: Next week’s performances of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical have been canceled. We have also canceled our scheduled performances of Fiddler on the Roof (March 31 and April 1 in Rudder Auditorium) and Aquila Theatre’s 1984 (March 24 in Rudder Theatre). All ticket holders will be contacted for refunds next week. The MSC Box Office resumes regular business hours on Monday at 10 AM. And the April 20 and 22 performances of RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour are also cancelled.

The George Bush Library and Museum is closed until further notice.

Community:

From the Brazos County Collections Department: If you do not want to come into the Courthouse to make your payment, payments can be made via the Brazos County Website, phone, mail, or drop box. Click HERE for more information.

From Brazos County JP-2 Terrence Nunn: This office will be closed to the public UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. All trials and hearings are postponed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Parties will be notified of the new setting date and time. Criminal payments and filings can be made through the mail or by credit card by calling toll-free 888/856-9578 or visiting http://brazoscountytx.gov/index.aspx?NID=477. Civil filings and payments can be made through the mail or efile at https://www.efiletexas.gov. Case information can be obtained online through the Brazos County Justice web at https://justiceweb.brazoscountytx.gov/brazosportal. Questions can be emailed to jp2clerks@brazoscountytx.gov. If a face to face interaction is necessary, please call 979-361-4190 to schedule an appointment.

From the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office: In the interest of public health and safety, the Sheriff’s Office lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. Those who need police assistance should call 911 for emergencies or (979) 361-3888 for non-emergencies.

From the Brazos Central Appraisal District: The Brazos Central Appraisal District office is now closed to the public. The office will continue to be fully staffed. BCAD can be reached by phone at 979-774-4100, e-mail info@brazoscad.org, and online at www.brazoscad.org. Paperwork can be left at their dropbox next to the front door.

The Catholic Diocese of Austin, which includes parishes in College Station and Bryan, has suspended all public Masses and liturgies throughout the diocese, effective immediately. Click HERE for more information.

From the B/CS Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Day 2020 is canceled. We are actively working with our committee, and city and county representatives to redraft our Chamber Day survey to reflect the current economy, capture needed data at this time, and to provide honest feedback from businesses owners to community and state decision makers.

From the Brazos County Youth Livestock Association:

There are new visitor polices at CHI St. Joseph Health. Click HERE to be directed to those changes.

The Robertson County sheriff’s office has announced there will be no inmate visitation other than attorney visits until further notice.

From the business community:

Altice USA Brings Free Broadband to K-12 and College Students During Coronavirus Pandemic. Click HERE for more information.

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