Farmington area events cancelled, postponed by COVID-19 concerns

We’re compiling a list of events and activities canceled as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This post will be frequently updated. To add your event to the list, write to joni@farmingtonvoice.com or call or text 248-568-0581. 

XEMPLAR EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

The civic group’s 11th annual tournament, scheduled for March 21, has been postponed. Organizers hope to reschedule within the next few weeks, Any time before the new event date, you may request a refund of your registration fee, or convert the fee to a donation, by writing to richard@xemplarclub.org.

BELOVED COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

A March 26 event, “The Front Line: How Immigration and Border Policies Impact All of Us”, hosted by the Beloved Community Initiative Farmington/ Farmington Hills, has been cancelled.

FARMINGTON AREA CHURCHES

On March 13, the Archdiocese of Detroit suspended all public masses through Monday, April 6. “Faithful can watch weekday, Saturday, and Sunday Masses online and on television using the services listed here: aod.org/emergencyresponse. Additionally, any other gatherings of 100 or more people are suspended until April 6.”

Trinity in the Woods, Farmington First United Methodist Church, St. John Lutheran Church, Nardin Park United Methodist Church, Salem United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Church of Farmington, North Congregational Church, and Antioch Lutheran Church have all announced suspension of Sunday services on March 15, with some suspensions continuing through April 6.

Other congregations are making adjustments to programs and encouraging members to take advantage of live-streaming services.

FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

All schools will close under a state-wide order from Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 5.

Effective Thursday, March 12, all large group activities are cancelled, including:

  • Domestic and international travel for both students and staff.  This includes all field trips, activities, conferences, and events outside the district.
  • All community meetings, rentals, and scheduled gatherings.
  • All pre-K-12 Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • All large group activities including concerts, PTA meetings, Club meetings, etc.
  • All concerts, performances, musicals, and plays.
  • All middle school athletic competitions and practices.
  • The District will defer to the MHSAA regarding high school athletic competitions. Athletic practices will continue until further notice. Certain winter high school athletic events will continue under the guidance of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

CITY OF FARMINGTON

The March 18 Parking Advisory Committee and March 26 Historical Commission meetings have been cancelled.

City Hall weddings are suspended until further notice.

The Governor Warner Mansion has cancelled all special events and tours through April 7, including the April 5 Open House and April 7 Pages in the Parlor event, which director Mary-Jeanne Shore hopes to reschedule.

CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS

After School program centers are closed, and a 25th Anniversary Celebration for the After School program, slated March 13, has been cancelled.

All Department of Special Services programs and activities are canceled March 13 through April 6, or until further notice. All recreation buildings are closed. Senior transportation and Meals on Wheels services will continue.

BEAUMONT-FARMINGTON HILLS HOSPITAL

Effective 9 a.m. on March 13, the hospital is restricting all routine visits until COVID-19 transmission is no longer a threat. Restricted visitation will be in effect for all people, including family and friends. Some exceptions can be made for end-of-life situations or other extreme circumstances. READ MORE

ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING HOMES

All area senior living facilities have restricted visitors until further notice.

FARMINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Both the Farmington and Farmington Hills libraries are closed through Sunday, April 5. All special programming and events, including the Friends of the Library Used Book and Media Sale scheduled March 20-22, have been cancelled. Room rentals will also be canceled, with any fees refunded.

The library has suspended late fees through April 30; book drops at both libraries are not open.

KICKSTART FARMINGTON

The Greater Farmington Film Festival, slated March 19-22, has been postponed and will be rescheduled later in the year.

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