Coronavirus in Florida: Running list of what has been canceled or rescheduled because of COVID-19 concerns

Cheryl McCloud
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Walton Sun

The growing concern over the spread of coronavirus — COVID-19 — has prompted some events scheduled to take place in Florida over the coming months to be canceled or rescheduled.

This list will be updated regularly.

March 9-13: HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition

Scheduled to take place in Orlando, the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition has been canceled for the first time in 58 years.

“Based on evaluation of evolving circumstances and coordination with an external advisory panel of medical professionals to support evidence-based decision making, it is clear that it would be an unacceptable risk to bring so many thousands of people together in Orlando next week.”

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March 20-22: Ultra Music Festival in Miami

The three-day electronic music festival in Miami has been rescheduled to March 26-28, 2021.

A notice posted on the festival's website said the city of Miami issued an official directive for the event to be rescheduled.

"Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time," the website said.

All ticket purchasers will be contacted by email on Monday regarding next steps.

April 5-8: Ellucian Live 2020

Scheduled to take place in Orlando, the Ellucian Live 2020 conference was changed to a virtual experience.

“We will replace the in-person event with a virtual experience that will be free to all registered Ellucian Live 2020 attendees. We will be issuing full registration fee refunds.”

List of conferences, concerts, sporting events, etc. that have been canceled worldwide.

This story originally published to, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the new Gannett Media network.