City Cancellations and Postponements

COVID-19 City Cancellations and Meeting/Event Changes


  • Columbia Fire Department — Fill the Boot Campaign will be rescheduled to a later date. 
    • Columbia Fire Department — All public education events, fire truck demonstrations, fire station tours and fire education presentations are cancelled. 
    • Columbia Fire Department — Front Porch Roll Call and Coffee with a Cop
    • At the direction of Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins, the following modifications will go into effect on Monday, March 16, 2020. View full list of modified operations here.


  • Columbia Police Department — At the direction of Columbia Police Chief William ‘Skip’ Holbrook, the following modifications will go into effect on Monday, March 16, 2020. View full list of modified operations here.


  • Community Development Department — All Access Columbia Workshop on March 21, 2020 is cancelled. 
    • Community Development Department — District 3 Input Meeting for March 12, 2020 and District 4 Input Meeting for March 19, 2020 is cancelled.


  • Office of Business Opportunities — Fast Trac (Midlands Technical College/ Northeast Campus) March 17, 2020 at 6 p.m.
    • Office of Business Opportunities — Nx Level (1509 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201) March 12th, March 19th and March 26th at 6 p.m.
    • Office of Business Opportunities — ABCs of Being a Compliant Entrepreneur — (Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Drive, Columbia SC 29203) on March 12, 2020 at 11 a.m.


  • Parks and Recreation — Upcoming Senior Trips due to Coronavirus and adult basketball league championship game scheduled for Friday March 12, 2020 at 7:00pm at Charles Drew Wellness Center is postponed at this time. 
    • Mayor’s Play-Ball Initiative Saturday March 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Earlewood Park, Senior Exercise programs at Hyatt Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Greenview Park Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. is cancelled. 
    • Park and Recreation close park facilities until further notice, view full list here.
    • Park and Recreation cancel afterschool programs until further notice, view full list here. 


  • Planning and Development Department — All Zoning Map Revision public meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.
    • Public Space Public Life Counts Survey for April 2nd and April 4th is cancelled.
    • Calhoun Street Information Meeting to let the public know about plans to move forward with repaving, new lane markings and etc. is cancelled.


  • Procurements and Contracts Department — Procurements and Contracts Annual Training Event for March 12, 2020 is cancelled.


  • Safety and Risk Management Department — South Carolina Chamber Safety Awards Luncheon scheduled for March 26, 2020 is cancelled. 


  • Together We Can Read Kickoff and Book Distribution, (City Council Chambers, 1737 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201) on March 23, 2020 at 4 p.m. and Together We Can Read Reading Day (All Richland One Elementary Schools) March 25, 2020 is cancelled.