Closings and cancellations due to Coronavirus

March 16, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 CDC

Accomack and Northampton County Schools will close for two weeks beginning Monday March 16.

Broadwater Academy will not return from Spring Break until March 30

Shore Christian Academy will be closed for 2 weeks beginning March 16th.

The Eastern Shore Family YMCA will be closed Monday, March 16 through Sunday March 29

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Please note that the dinner at the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company has been postponed until further notice.  On another note, if you are a bingo player at the Cheriton Firehouse, Tuesday night bingo is also postponed until further notice. 

Building Bridges Summit has been cancelled until further notice.

BelleCroft Preschool and BelleCroft Infant and Toddler rooms will be closed

Central Accomack Little League is suspending all activities until April 6. 

The Reminders concert at Grace United Methodist Church scheduled for March 29 has been postponed.

The Saturday, March 21 Spring Training Event for the Eastern Shore District UM churches has been canceled. Given ongoing concerns about large gatherings during this season of the novel coronavirus, the United Methodist Church felt it appropriate to err on the side of caution and not to hold this event at Nandua Middle School at this time.  This event will be rescheduled, although we do not have a date at this time. 

The Ham and Clam dinner at the Onley United Methodist Church scheduled for Friday, March 20 has been postponed.

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Effectively immediately, all Episcopal Churches on the Eastern Shore are suspending all activities, including Sunday Worship, for two weeks.  If you have any questions, please call Bob Coniglio, 665 4144.

The March 17 Eastern Shore Ground Water Committee Meeting has been canceled.

Eastern Shore Community College’s Spring Break extended until March 20. 

The Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence is suspending the Survivor’s Support Group until further notice. Office’s and the hotline remain open and individuals impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault should call the hotline at 757-787-1329 for support and resources.

The Herbicide Resistance Workshop that has been scheduled for March 19th at the Eastern Shore AREC has been postponed until later in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.  We will bring this beneficial program to the Eastern Shore audience later this year.

Cape Charles Main Street’s “Heart and Soul, you bring your Bowl“ event for Monday, March 16th has been postponed and will be rescheduled

The Eastville Fire Company Oyster Roast scheduled for Friday, March 20 has been canceled.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Summit has been canceled.

The Onancock Rotary Club’s Taste of the Eastern Shore event has been canceled.

The 2020 Eastern Shore Christian Businessmen’s Association Prayer Breakfast has been canceled.

Town of Accomac will not be selling decals at the library for the next 2 weeks.

Hallwood UMC will not have services for the next 2 Sundays- March 15th and 22nd.  

All services at Epworth UMC for Sunday March 15th and 22nd are cancelled.  This includes Meals for the Hungry, Scouts and after school programs.  

St. John’s Youth Basketball League registration for Monday, March 16th and Monday, March 23rd has been canceled.

Worship is cancelled at Market Street United Methodist Church in Onancock for Sunday, March 15 and March 22. Church office not open to walk-ins but conducting business as usual. No Terrific Tuesday dinner.

The Pocomoke Elks Lodge 1624 will be camceling Tuesday Night Bingo for the next two weeks due to the threat of Corona virus.   Play will resume on March 31.

The Book club meeting at Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church Thursday has been cancelled.

Due to the closure of Virginia public schools ESO Arts Center will also be closed from March 15- March 27.  All classes have been canceled.  ESO Live, March 21 with Jahfree Jones has also been postponed.  We will have staff in the office to answer any questions.

The SPCA Eastern Shore will be open by appointment only beginning Tuesday March 17th and continuing through March 31st in order to limit contact due to the COVID 19 virus. Neuter Scooter appointments for spay/neuter surgeries scheduled for Thursday March 19th and Friday March 20th will still be held.

Gospel Concert at Snead UMC on March 28 cancelled

Kiwanis Club of Accomack will NOT meet on Mar 18 and Mar 25. Please see our Facebook page for updates.

The Town Hall Meeting with Supervisors Jackie Phillips and Robert Crockett, originally scheduled for the 23rd, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Eastern Shore Museum is cancelling BINGO on Thursday, March 19th but the Railroad Museum is still open.  

The 2nd Annual Matthew May Memorial Oyster Roast benefiting the Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence has been canceled.

ESCC-due to health safety the inauguration of Dr. James Shaeffer has been postponed until later in the year.  

The Grand Opening of Browder Hite Garden Market in Cheriton has been postponed until Saturday, March 27

All services and events at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church are canceled until further notice.

Effective starting Tuesday, March 17,  Hardee’s will be open drive-thru only from 6 AM until 3 PM daily until further notice.  

Dr. Fei in Parksley will be closing and anticipates re-opening March 30th.

The Town of Onancock Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. has been canceled, out of an abundance of caution, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Town of Onancock Town Council Meeting scheduled for Monday March 23, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. has been canceled, 

The Onancock Elks Lodge in Accomac has canceled bingo  Monday night, March 23.

Saint Peters Catholic Church has canceled it’s Wednesday night Bingo until April 15th.

Historic Onancock School is closed to the public and all scheduled events have been cancelled through March 31. We will evaluate the situation at that time to determine if continued closure is necessary. Any questions regarding future events /cancellations may be sent to: [email protected]g

The Census Complete Count Launch Party for Tuesday, March 24 has been cancelled.

All little activity are suspended at Central Accomack little league until May 11th 2020…

The Social Security Administration is closed to walk-in visits but we are able to serve your local needs by phone at 866-964-1019. We also have online services available at

The Onancock Rotary Club meetings for March 17 and March 24 have been cancelled

Nandua After Prom Committee 31 Bags & Coach Bag Bingo scheduled for March 29 has been canceled

The Soup Showdown fundraiser event that the Costen House Museum had scheduled is now cancelled due to the corona-virus mandates. We will reschedule once the restrictions have been lifted.

Cape Charles Main Street offices will be closed for the next two weeks.

Kate’s Kupboard is open for business.  But if you prefer for convenience and safety, Kate’s Kupboard is offering curb-side service.  Call 442-7456 to place your order and it will be brought to your car. 

Bingo at the Painter Volunteer Fire Company canceled through March 31st.  

In an effort to promote public safety in response to the COVID-19 threat, please be advised that the Town of Onancock will be covering the online payment fee of 4% for all water and sewer payments through May 31, 2020. 

All church services and activities are canceled at Grace United Methodist Church in Parksley for the next 2 Sundays,  March 22nd and March 29th.  The church office will be open with no personal contact activity.  

The Arc’s Monday, March 23rd meeting has been cancelled.

Hallwood United Methodist Church will not have services Sunday, March 22nd and 29th.  

The Northampton Historic Preservation Society Geneology seminar has been postponed. Registrants can ask for a refund or for the NHPS to hold their money for the re-scheduled event

As a result of COVID-19 concerns the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Centers are closed to the public as of today.  No events or visits will be scheduled until after April 30, at the earliest.  Plant disease, weed, fertility, and insect samples should be organized with the corresponding disciplinary person.  It will be a good idea to text/call/email the person in charge of the expertise you need.  

The Evergreen, Harborton and Mears Memorial United Methodist Churches will not have services March 22 or March 29th.

Chesapeake Bay KOA/Sunset Beach Resort Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday March 18th, 2020 has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for rescheduling. 

Accomack County Animal Shelter is by appointment only until further notice.

THE INDOOR ONANCOCK WINTER MARKET HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON!We hope to see everyone in the fresh air of the summer Farmers & Artisans Market, beginning its 9th season on May 2nd!

Services at Drummondtown Baptist Church in Accomac will be cancelled for the 22nd and 29th of March.

Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission announces the Regional Housing Authority & Eastern Shore of Virginia Housing Alliance both closed to public.  Contact by phone at 787-2800.  A drop box has been provided in front of the office for your convenience.  

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Public Hearing in Accomack County related to the Route 178 (Shields Bridge Road) Bridge Replacement over Occohannock Creek project, scheduled for April 8, 2020 has been cancelled.  No future date has been identified at this time.

All Episcopal Church events and services in Virginia have been canceled for the next two weeks, March 22 and March 29.

The impact of the COVID-19 on the way of life of Americans and the ability to conduct business could not have been predicted even just a few weeks ago. The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore realizes the agencies will need funding more than ever.  Health and safety are a very big concern so interviews for funding will not be held this year. The Allocation Committee will make the decisions by reviewing the applications.  This is not an uncommon practice in a grant process.  If you would like to submit additional information, please  email Dawn Byrd at [email protected] before March 25. 

Hallwood Baptist Church will not have services temporarily  until the ban is lifted.  

Cheriton Baptist Church has suspended services on March 22 and March 29. 

The Cape Charles Historical Society has had to cancel our annual April Shrimp Boil. It would not have been a safe event to hold at this time. Depending on how the situation develops, it may be rescheduled. We do plan to hold the November Oyster Roast as usual.

The Foodbank will be doing a mobile distribution on site in Tasley Thursday. This will be the same distribution we would normally have on Tuesday and Thursday, but we will be asking our clients to please stay in their vehicles and follow the traffic pattern. Distribution times will 9-12 and 1-3, as normal. We ask that everyone be patient and please follow the traffic pattern to ensure everyone’s safety.

The Easter Bake Sale at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Pocomoke City has been cancelled

All services at Hollies Baptist Church, 17691 Hollies Church Road in Keller have been cancelled until Sunday, April 5th, 2020.  At that time Sunday School at 9:45 am and Worship Service at 11 am will resume, however, no Pot Luck Lunch will be held on that day.  Wednesday night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting will also resume.  This schedule will be subject to change if deemed necessary.

The last Friday monthly dinner at Oak Grove UMC, scheduled for March 27th,  has been cancelled due to Coronavirus.

The Social Security office is closed to the public. Benefits will still be paid on time.

Starting March 23, J. Dennis Fox Insurance Agency will be closed on Wednesdays, open all day Friday. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday hours are 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM until further notice.

WVFC has changed the Pork Dinner Event to Carry Out Only with Curbside pick-up. Sorry there will be NO in station dining available. In keeping with the current health guidelines.

Ker Place is closed to the public for tours as well as research appointments until June 2. The Dogwood Branch, our home goods consignment shop, is closed to consignors and customers until June 1. We have rescheduled our annual Gala, originally set for May 30, to Oct. 3. As of now, we are keeping our Music on the Lawn scheduled for June 12, on the front lawn of Ker Place. Please visit our Facebook page and website,, for updates. Ker Place is located at 69 Market Street in Onancock; the Dogwood Branch is at 4 North Street in Onancock. For any questions, please call 757.787.8012.  

Division of Child Support Enforcement, effective March 19, 2020, will suspend in-office customer service until at least April 6th. During this time, customer service will be provided by telephone.

All McDonalds Drive-Thrus are open

All Eastern Shore Libraries closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 20.

Accomack County and Northampton County and Chincoteague Island Emergency officials have declared a state of emergency effective  immediately.   Accomack and Northampton County offices and facilities  except Solid Waste will be closed to the general public starting Friday 3/20. Employees will report for their normal shifts.  The public can contact the various agencies by phone or online. 

Accomack Interfaith Crisis Council will not be taking any applications at Social Services until further notice. This is due to the closing of Social Services.

County of Northampton restricts access by the General Public to County Administrative Offices and Facilities

Due to COVID-19 precautions, as well as recent state and federal recommendations, all Northampton County facilities and offices including the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, the County Treasurer’s Office, the Planning, Permitting & Enforcement Office, the Finance Office and County Administration will be closed to the public effective Friday, March 20, 2020. The Parks & Recreation Office at Indiantown Park and the Facilities Management Office at Stumptown will also observe this closure. The Voter Registrar’s Office is not affected by this closure and can be accessed through the exterior door closest to that office. The County Transfer Station/Landfill and waste collection centers (convenience centers) are considered essential services and will continue to operate but with limited interaction between the staff and public.

No in-person transactions will be conducted. All County employees will continue to report to work during their normal work hours. The public is encouraged to use the County’s online options for payments and services.

Visit us at For assistance, please call us during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at (757)678-0440.

In the interest of public safety for both residents and employees due to the corona virus outbreak, the Town of Onancock has closed Town Hall to the public.  Residents may submit payments in the form of a check or money order through the mail slot in a sealed envelope.  Cash will not be accepted.  The town is also absorbing the 4% fee for any credit card transactions.  If you have any questions or concerns please call Town Hall at 757-787-3363.

Broadwater Academy’s 2020 Gala has been postponed


The Convention for a Republican Presidential Candidate and Chairman of RPV has been CANCELED. Alternate plans are under development and will be announced at a later date.

The Chincoteague American Legion Post 159 will be closed as of March 19, 2020 until further notice in accordance with the Presidential recommendations. This includes all Post sponsored events.

All services are canceled at Exmore Baptist Church Sunday, March 22nd.

First Baptist Church, 1471 Metompkin Road, Mappsville, canceled Sunday morning services.

Atlantic Union Bank Consumer Branches are drive thru only starting Thursday, March 19, 2020

Anniversary services for Rock Church of the Eastern Shore scheduled for March 27 – 29 have been canceled.

Broadway Baptist Church in Cashville will suspend their worship services and all other ministry events through March 29 at which time we will reevaluate as we have more information about the current coronavirus situation

Atlantic Baptist Church cancelling all meetings and services until further notice.


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