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Pandemic Closes Local Schools, Cancels Events


The EVSC and other area school districts are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by closing schools and switching to online learning. 

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is closing all school facilities beginning at 5:00 Friday afternoon.

All extracurricular events and practices are also cancelled until school facilities are reopened – tentatively set for March 30th.

Families that rely on school lunches will be allowed to pick up a “grab & go” lunch during the closure.

Specific information will be sent to families regarding the lunches and virtual learning for students.

The Evansville Catholic Diocese and Evansville Lutheran School also announced they would cancel in-person classes for next week.

The following week is spring break.


Evansville’s Ford Center, Victory Theater, and Old National Events Plaza are among facilities that have cancelled or postponed events.


Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said Thursday the facilities will abide by Governor Holcomb’s call to cancel events that include gatherings of 250 people or more.


The Reba McEntire concert planned for the Ford Center was postponed to August 8th.


The statewide goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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