Local events cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Posted at 12:34 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 12:02:08-04

BOISE, Idaho — The coronavirus is having more of an impact on events happening in Idaho or involving local sports teams. As of March 19, there are 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Idaho.

The Friends of the Boise Public Library spring "Books by the Bag" sale is postponed until further notice.

The Boise Record Show and Swap has been rescheduled for August 29 at the Basque Center.

The visitor center at Celebration Park in Caldwell will be closed until further notice. The park in general will remain open.

The 44th annual Idaho Vintage Motorcycle show has been canceled. It was scheduled for March 22.

Race to Robie Creek has been postponed given direction by government agencies and the size of the event. Organizers say they are heartbroken but believe this is the best decision for the community and everyone involved.

All events at Expo Idaho are canceled through April 30.

The ECHL has suspended play for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. The Idaho Steelheads will be contacting fans about tickets to upcoming games in the next few days.

Kuna and Caldwell School Districts announced cancellation of district-sponsored, out of state travel for staff and students. Caldwell School District is canceled through August 1 and Kuna School District is canceled through April 30.

Cascade Collegiate Conference Commissioner, Robert Cashell, announced the suspension of conference spring competition. A task force has put together to monitor the situation and recommend how action will resume when and if it happens. The College of Idaho sponsors CCC teams in baseball, softball, golf and track and field.

Boise State will no suspend all athletic competitions until further notice. This includes at-home and on the road. For questions about ticket refunds for canceled competitions, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.

Camp Rainbow Gold has postponed the 18th annual Share Your Heart Ball. The ball is a benefit for the camp. Organizers say they do not take the decision lightly and health and safety are their top priorities. They will be sharing updates on future plans, including information about the status of their summer programs as soon as possible. For more information, email or call 208-350-6435.

Sun Valley Film Festival is is now also canceled. According to a SVFF news release, the decision was not made lightly due to over $5 million of economic impact to the community, but ultimately the protection of public health and safety of the community is paramount.

The NAIA announced Thursday that it would be canceling all remaining winter championship events. This includes those that are currently happening. Included in the cancellation is the Division II Men's Basketball Championship in Sioux Falls. The College of Idaho men's basketball team was set to play Friday in the second round of the 32--team event.

The Mountain West has suspended all spring sports events. Teams currently playing in games will finish those and then return to their home campus. Organizations that have not left yet are suspending travel immediately. Teams that qualified for the NCAA Championship event may participate at the discretion of their university. This is subject to the status of those events, as determined by the NCAA.

The Big Sky Conference basketball tournament has been canceled. According to a press release from Big Sky, the cancellations start with the men's quarterfinals scheduled for Thursday. The Big Sky and CenturyLink Arena will announce a refund policy soon. Fans who purchased tickets for the games that have been canceled will be contacted shortly.

Treefort Music Festival has been postponed until September 23-27. All tickets purchased will be available for the September festival. Tickets can still be purchased through September 27.