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List of closures, cancellations continues expanding

List of closures, cancellations continues expanding

Here is an updated list of COVID-19 related closures as of 9 a.m. Friday. The list is alphabetical.

Events and meetings canceled or postponed:

•AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services canceled until further notice.

•Community Arts Workshop at Lower Columbia CAP closed until further notice.

•Community House on Broadway's Cares Campaign fundraising dinner, April 20 is postponed. 

• Community Hospice has canceled the April 15 showing of “New Rules for End of Life Care: A film from Barbara Karnes. ”  All grief groups held off campus at Columbia Ridge, Washougal; Woodland Care Center, Woodland; Canterbury Inn, Longview; and Castle Rock United Methodist Church, Castle Rock have been put on hold.

• Cowlitz Conservation District monthly meetings will be the first working Tuesday of the month via teleconference line. Those interested in attending should contact District Manager Darin Houpt at 360-355-3514.

•Cowlitz Pomona Grange has canceled the regular monthly meeting for the month of March.

•Dino Doozer Masquerade Ball, March 28.

•Emergency Support Shelter Annual Fundraising Breakfast, March 25. Tentative plan to reschedule for the end of May.

•Kalama cancelled all public meetings through April 10, including those for the City Council, Joint Entity, the Tourism Advisory Committee and the Planning Commission.

•Kalama Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt, April 11 

•Kelso and Longview senior centers are closing and suspending activities.

• Kelso High School Class of 1953 monthly luncheon April 14 at the Kelso-Longview Elks.

•Kiwanis of Kelso Longview “Got Talent?” fundraiser, April 26.

 •Longview/Kelso Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group March meeting.

•Longview-Kelso Community Concerts has indefinitely postponed its March 29 Sons of Serendip concert.

•Love Street Playhouse in Woodland has postponed its upcoming production of "Lend Me a Tenor.

•Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hunter education classes, field days, clinics, outdoor skills workshops, angler education training, Family Fishing events and other volunteer-led activities until at least April 13. Participants will receive refunds for any paid classes or workshops. Registration for future classes postponed until further notice.

•R.A. Long (athletic) Hall of Fame ceremony, Friday. Those scheduled for induction this year will be carried over to the ceremony next year.

•Safe Kids Lower Columbia car seat clinic, Saturday.

•Stageworks Northwest has postponed productions of “Clue on Stage” and “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and the guest screening of the film “Another Cabin Massacre.”

•The Alcove Gallery at 526 Commerce Ave., Longview, is closed until further notice.

•The Children’s Discovery Museum closed indefinitely. (Change from earlier notice).

•The Columbia Theatre in Longview canceled all performances starting Monday, March 16 through April 24.

•The Columbian Artists Association has postponed the Spring Show set for April 4-12 at the Kelso Red Lion.

•The Sons of Norway is canceling all events and meetings in March and April.

• The Veterans Service Center and VFW Service Office Post 1035 are both closed. Cowlitz Health and Human Services will announce a temporary way for indigent veterans to submit applications for assistance to the Cowlitz County Veteran’s Relief Fund Monday.

•The Washington State Univerisity extension office in Cowlitz County will be closed immediately until May 1.   All educational trainings for the general public will be postponed until after July 1.  

•Three Rivers Christian School has canceled its annual mission trips planned for the last week of March.

• Washington State  Grange contest   schedule for April 17, 2020 at Catlin Grange postponed indefinitely.

•WordFest events, held monthly at Cassava in Longview, are suspended until further notice.

•YMCA closed.

•Youth and Family Link programs.

Services changed, closed or disrupted:

•Antidote Tap House (take out/delivery)

•Burgerville (drive through open)

•Carl's Junior (drive through open)

•Carriage Restaurant (takeout)

•Copies Today (drive through open)

•Cornerstone Restaurant (take out/delivery)

•Cowlitz PUD will close its public lobby effective Monday. The utility will maintain regular staffing and hours for customer service available at the drive-thru window, by phone or online.

•Department of Corrections suspended visitations at all correctional facilities in the state. The Cowlitz County Jail also suspended on-site visitation. The county department is working on an agreement with the inmate phone service provider so each inmate can make two free calls a week and one free video call each week for the next 30 days. The department also suspended all volunteer visits and educational classes.

•Dutch Brothers (drive through open)

•Fiesta Bonita (take out/delivery)

•Freddy's Just for the Halibut (drive through open, pick up at window)

•Friends of Skamokawa River Life Interpretive Center closed Friday until further notice.

•Golden Palace (takeout)

•Guse's Gourmet Coffee (take out/delivery)

•Hart C's (take out/delivery)

•Hop N Grape (take out/delivery)

•Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington offices closed, conduct business in writing or by phone.

•J Squared Barrel House (take out/delivery)

•Jansen Floral (will deliver)

•Jimmy John's (delivery only)

•Kaiser Permanente is postponing all elective surgeries.

•Kalama Helping Hand changed its 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday food distribution to a drive-thru system with pre-packaged food bags. It will no longer take clothing and household item donations, and the clothing room will be closed until further notice.

•Kelso Theatre Pub (take out/delivery)

•Longview Donuts (take out/delivery)

•Longview Parks & Recreation classes closed

•Longview Senior Center closed

• Lower Columbia CAP offices closed, and is  conduct business in writing or by phone.  CAP Transportation Routes have been suspended until April 9 and Lower Columbia CAP Senior Community lunch sites are closed.  (These are changes from earlier announcements).

•Lower Columbia CAP's Senior Community Lunches are now to-go pickup sites. Lunches can be picked up between 11:30 and noon. 

•Lynn's Catering and Café (take out/delivery) 

•Mark Teigen, DDS closed

•Mary's Bar & Grill (drive through open)

•Mary's Bar and Grill (take out/delivery)

•McDonald's in Kelso, Longview (take out/delivery/drive through)

•Mill City Grill closed

•Mint Valley Racquet Complex closed

•Omelets and More (take out/delivery)

•Pho Ever (take out/delivery)

•Planet Fitness (Facebook Live only) 

•Port of Kalama closed its administrative office, parks and Interpretive Center.

•Posh on Commerce closed

•Red Kitchen closed

•Red Leaf Organic Coffee (drive through open)

•Silver Star Sports Bar & Grill closed

•Slap Shot USA closed

•Specialty Rents and Events closed

•Storyboard Delights (Saturday pickups only)

•Sweet Spot (take out/delivery)

•Taco Time (drive through open)

•Teri's Restaurant (take out/delivery)

•Thai in Town (take out/delivery)

•The Corner Café (take out/delivery)

•The Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Castle Rock and Woodland libraries are closed until further notice.

•The Office 842 closed

•The Pancake House (take out/delivery)

•The Sugar Pearl (will deliver)

•Triangle Bowl closed

•Triangle Tavern closed

•WSDOT has suspended its free coffee volunteer program at safety rest areas until further notice.

Businesses/offices closed/modified

•Body & Spa Esthetics closed

•Body Rock Dance Space (online classes only)

•Captured Treasures thrift store closed until April 1

•Cascade Natural Gas announced that, due to coronavirus-related work hardships, it will not disconnect customers for nonpayment and is seeking state permission to waive late fees.

•Cowlitz County Historical Museum closed

•Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge closed

•Downtown Nails closed

•Fibre Federal Credit Union has limited access and services at its main branch

•Fire Mountain Grill closed

•Grounds for Opportunity closed

•Happy Kids Dentistry

• Ilani casino closed until further notice

• Kelso-Longview Elks (kitchen and lounge) closed

•Longview Eagles closed

•The Daily News (newspaper  continues to publish)

•Twin City Laundry no longer self-serve, but it is open for business to customers who drop off laundry.

Government activities

•All Wahkiakum County government offices are closed. People needing to do business with any of them should call. Notices have been posted on doors and the county website will be updated.

•Castle Rock City Hall is closed to walk-in visitors. City Council meetings will have abbreviated agendas.

•Cowlitz County sheriff’s office has suspended all fingerprinting.

•Lower Columbia College is conducting classes online only.

•Port of Kalama Interpretive Center and offices closed

•Port of Longview administration offices closed

•Rainier City Hall is closed, including the public library, except for pre-defined appointments. The city asks residents to pay utility bills online, by mail or in the drop box outside of City Hall. Payment due dates for this billing cycle have been extended to May 1.

•The City of Rainier has canceled municipal court this month.

•The Cowlitz Assessor’s. Auditor and Treasurer’s offices are closed to in-person services. Property appraisals will be done from a vehicle or the sidewalk. The deadline for updating senior/disabled exemptions has been extended to June 30. For information or assistance, call 360-577-3010 or email

•The Cowlitz Department of Public Works is open by appointment only for specific services, including permits, development review, and new account setup for water/sewer and solid waste. Self-service documents are online at: Email completed documents to: For appointments, call 360-577-3030.

•The Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center has cancelled all family visitation with detainees. Youth can contact their families by phone. Attorneys and mental health counselors are still allowed “no-contact” visits but will be subject to screening prior to being let in to the facility. If possible, they are encouraged to contact detainees by phone instead.

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