Outland Complex to Close; Rated SGF Postponed; Other Coronavirus Related Changes

Fears around the coronavirus are causing a number of organizations and businesses to postpone and cancel events in an attempt to help stem the potential spread of the virus.

The Outland Entertainment Complex announced on Facebook they will be closing for 3-6 weeks effective Wednesday.

“With the high volume of people we have though our doors and in cramped spaces, we feel we have made the best decision looking at the big picture of things and the future safety of our community,” Outland owners stated in the posting.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced they are postponing the Tom Watkins Neighborhood Cleanup that was scheduled for this Saturday. No make-up date was announced.

“This decision is based on recommendations from the CDC and our local Springfield-Greene County Health Department,” CPO spokeswoman Jacque Breedlove-Harkness said in a statement.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre announced they will be postponing their production of The Cake, scheduled to run in March and April. Their next production will be the musical Parade, opening on May 1.

The Rated SGF Film Festival, scheduled for March 27 & 28, has been postponed. According to the Downtown Springfield Association, no make up dates have been determined for the event.

Ozarks Literacy Council will be postponing the Pizza & Pasta Bowl scheduled for March 19. A new date for the event will be announced in the next few weeks.

The 2020 Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield has been canceled. Anyone who bought reserve tickets for the event will be contacted to get refunds. Vendors should contact Rachel Andrews at 417-880-8984, and ticket holders for the Wilder Luncheon should call 417-924-3626.

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