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Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Bay Area Event Cancellations, Venue Closures

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- The expanding coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic has prompted local officials and businesses to cancel events, postpone meetings and shutter locations in an attempt to contain the outbreak.


• City Hall

• Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

• War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

• Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

• San Francisco Main Public Library (100 Larkin St.)

• Pier 27 and Pier 35

• San Francisco Symphony has canceled concerts for the next two weeks

• St Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco March 14 is canceled

• Sunday Streets season opener on Valencia Street, originally scheduled for March 8, has been canceled

• The Walt Disney Family Museum will be closed March 6-8 for deep cleaning and sanitation

• American Lung Association "Fight for Air" fundraiser March 7 is canceled

• 40th Annual Black Cuisine Festival in the Bayview is canceled

• San Francisco Public Works is canceling the Arbor Week Eco Fair and tree-planting event Saturday, March 7

• Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center in San Francisco has canceled programs and activities through March 9

• The International Ocean Film Festival, scheduled March 12 - 15 at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason is postponed until summer

• New Conservatory Theatre Center on Van Ness Ave has canceled all performances through March 21


• Stanford University has canceled the final two weeks of their winter quarter effective March 9. Classes will be held online

• Cinequest Film Festival cancels Week 2 events (effective March 9), rescheduling for August 16-30

• The Tech Interactive is canceling two events this weekend: the Youth Climate Action Summit that was planned for Saturday and test trials for the Tech Challenge scheduled for Sunday

• Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose will be closed until March 10

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