[This is an ongoing, developing story and will be updated frequently.]

This is a developing economic impact story for the Bluegrass. Locally-owned businesses are the lifeblood of the Lexington and Hamburg community, and continuing to support them is a critical part of the entire regional economy, and the interconnected network that makes the Bluegrass special.

Below is a list of precautionary closings that have been announced in Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass area. This list will be updated frequently as more info becomes available. As always, check with the venue/organization directly to confirm the most up to the minute information.


Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton recommended that all public events be canceled or postponed. The CDC recommends canceling or postponing events of 50 or more.

The I Know Expo, originally scheduled for April 18, has now been rescheduled for August 22 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On the Table, scheduled for March 25, is a city-wide conversation where Lexingtonians can get to know each other better and discuss what is and is not working in our communities. This year, due to a recommendation from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept., “we are postponing the in-person conversations as a part of On the Table.” The survey process will instead begin online on March 25.

Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins announced in a release, “The Fayette County Clerk’s office will close to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, and remain closed until further notice. Staff and office ceased operation on March 27 and will remain temporarily closed until April 13.

Fayette County Public Schools has reported schools will be closed beginning March 16 and will not reopen until April 20, 2020. The Governor announced this decision is “not in response to a specific public health threat in our schools, but is an action to implement social distancing statewide.”

As of April 2, FCPS is now going to remain closed until May 1.

This information has since been updated as of March 26, 2020. Click here for the updated information.

With food security being a reality for many families, FCPS has developed Bus Bites, a plan to provide breakfast and lunch for anyone 18-years-old or younger. Read more here.

Effective March 20th CORE Health Centers is temporarily closing all clinic locations to help protect and care for those who work for the clinics, patients, and the public.

Gyms and Spas across Kentucky have been ordered to shut down effective March 18 until further notice. Check with your gyms social media or website for when they will open and posts of workout videos.

Hair Salons have been ordered to close by Governor Beshear, effective March 18, until further notice.

Lexington Humane Society has suspended their volunteer program in all areas as of Tuesday, March 17. They are temporarily closing their main adoption campus and assessing if they have the ability to facilitate adoptions by appointment. Their Everyday Adoption Center at PetSmart in Hamburg is still open.

LexPark will convert several paid parking spaces into “Curbside Pick-Up ONLY” spaces. These spots will be marked by blue bags. Restaurants and merchants are encouraged to reach out to the LEXPARK customer service center at 859-231-7275 or at info@lexpark.org to request a nearby meter to be converted for this use.

Although the Lexington Public Library initially canceled all library-sponsored programs, effective immediately, and planned to keep locations open, a new announcement on Friday, March 13 reported all library locations will be closed from March 13 and reopen on April 6.

As of Monday, March 30, the Lexington Public Library will remain closed until “officials deem it safe to reopen.”

Lexington area movie theaters including AMCTheatres on Mapleleaf Drive and Regal Hamburg Pavilion are closed.

What retail stores are closed in the Hamburg area?

Altard State in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Barnes & Nobles remains open, but with reduced hours. They have also cancelled all events until further notice.

All Bath & Body Works are temporarily closing their stores in the US and Canada. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Bed Bath and Beyond located in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Carter’s in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Chico’s in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

In response to COVID-19, Cost Plus World Market is temporarily closing all stores through April 3.

Express in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Grassroots Pharmacy remains open and operating on regular hours. Smoothies are being made to order instead of their regular do-it-yourself bar and don’t hesitate to ask them for curbside pickup or delivery.

Half Price Books are closing all of their stores across the nation until March 31.

Home Depot announced beginning Thursday, March 19, their stores will close daily at 6 p.m., while opening hours will remain unchanged.

As of March 19, all HomeGoods & TJ Maxx in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia will be closed temporarily for the next two weeks.

Jos A. Bank in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Justice in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Kohl’s in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store. CEO and President plans to re-evaluate on April 1.

Both Lexington Habitat ReStores are closed effective March 21 until further notice.

Loft in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Effective April 3, Man O’War Harley-Davidson will temporarily close and re-evaluate the situation on April 17 with the hopes to resume business on Tuesday, April 21.

Maurices in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

Old Navy in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

PetSuites remains open, but for the safety of Pet Parents and team members, they will be closing their lobby until further notice. The resort will remain open and available for boarding, daycare, and grooming reservations by way of curbside services beginning March 20. Upon arrival, please call or text from your car and they will come out to retrieve your pet or bring them to you.

The Spectrum store remains open, but with reduced hours.

Target remains open, but with reduced hours.

Torrid in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

In accordance with the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic, Triple Crown Chiropractic & Wellness is temporarily closing their office after March 20. They do not have a return date and will remain closed until further notice.

Victoria’s Secret | Pink in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

White House Black Market in Hamburg Pavilion is temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. Customers can still shop on their online store.

 


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