COVID-19: The changes, cancellations, and ways to cope

List of canceled or changed events:

  • Restaurants are all closed other than takeout.
  • Gyms are closed indefinitely.
  • Schools have moved online.
  • Local sports are forced to either cancel or find a way to move online.
  • Cape Coral bike night is cancelled
  • Sun Splash is closed until further notice
  • The Yacht Club pool is closed.
  • 2020 Summer Olympics postponed till next year.
  • Travel is pretty much banned, and if you do, you’ll most likely be quarantined.
  • The Kentucky Derby was postponed till September 5th
  • The 34th annual South by Southwest festival is canceled.
  • NASCAR suspended all its racing through May 3rd
  • Concerts postponed or canceled.
  • Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, scheduled for March 19-22 has been canceled.
  • The WWE is still on, just with no audience.
  • The NBA suspended its season.
  • The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for August 23
  • Major league soccer suspended its season for at least 30 days
  • Wimbledon will not be held 2020
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that they would temporarily close.
  • The Cannes Film Festival, scheduled for May, was postponed.
  • The 74th Annual Tonys ceremony has been postponed
  • All public gatherings in Italy are banned
  • The Auschwitz memorial is closed
  • Disney is closed until further notice alongside other theme parks.


Travel outside home: Senior citizens and those with significant medical conditions may not leave home unless for essential needs or to go to an essential job.                                   

Gatherings: No social gatherings in a public space with religious exemptions.               

 Businesses: Nonessential services are closed to the public. Gun stores remain open. 

Quarantines: Visitors from outbreak hot spots, such as the New York tri-state area, must self-quarantine for 14 days.  

Beaches/parks: Parks and beaches beginning to reopen across the state.                                                                                   

Bars/restaurants: Dine-out only.  

School: Cancelled for the remainder of the school year.

Sports: Potential for a modified MLB season to take place in Florida and Arizona.

15 things to do while quarantined:

  1. Read
  2. Binge movies or shows
  3. Bake/Cook
  4. Play video games
  5. Complete a puzzle
  6. Arts and crafts
  7. Swim if you have a hot tub
  8. Write poems/short stories
  9. Listen to music
  10. Go on walks/bike rides
  11. Spend time with your family
  12. Board games
  13. Call your friends
  14. Online Shopping
  15. Go on social platforms