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Public Events Postponed or Cancelled as IRSC Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

Public Events Postponed or Cancelled as IRSC Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 13, 2020 Suzanne Seldes

Planetarium Shows for Tonight and this Weekend, and Athletics among First Cancellations

FORT PIERCE, FL—In accordance with guidance issued by the Florida Department of Health, and out of the highest concern for the health and well-being of its students, employees, and visitors, Indian River State College (IRSC) is immediately postponing or cancelling the following events due to coronavirus concerns:

  • Planetarium shows are suspended until at least April. This includes the Evening Star shows for tonight and tomorrow, as well as Kids Space activities scheduled for this weekend. In lieu of a refund, ticket holders can automatically donate the value of their ticket to the College. Ticket holders requesting a refund should contact the box office Monday through Friday by sending email to boxoffice@irsc.edu or by calling 772-462-4750 or 1-800-220-9915.
  • All athletic events are suspended until at least March 28.
  • All performing arts events scheduled for the McAlpin and Wynne Black Box theatres are canceled through at least March 28. In lieu of a refund, ticket holders can automatically donate the value of their ticket to the College; a large portion of ticketing revenue goes toward student scholarships. Ticket holders requesting a refund should contact the box office Monday through Friday by sending email to boxoffice@irsc.edu or by calling 772-462-4750 or 1-800-220-9915.
  • Public pool hours are canceled indefinitely.
  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) session for March 26 is canceled.
  • Project Easter Smile has been postponed indefinitely.
  • The 2020 Florida Hope Exercise planned for April 1 to 6 is canceled.
  • The Graduate School Fair scheduled for April 1 is postponed and is expected to be rescheduled for a future date.
  • A Job Fair planned for April 9 is postponed and is expected to be rescheduled for a future date.
  • All other college events and activities currently scheduled are being evaluated at this time.

Yesterday, the College suspended all IRSC professional international and out-of-state travel, as well as all IRSC pre-approved student activity travel, effective March 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Earlier in the week, students were notified that Study Abroad trips for 2020 were canceled.

Indian River State College closes for Spring Break today at 5:00 p.m. and plans to reopen on Monday, March 23, 2020. The College will disseminate information regarding the coronavirus throughout Spring Break via College email, the College website at www.irsc.edu, and IRSC social media channels.

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