What we know is closed and why: March 11-14 (UPDATES)

New additions (added March 14):

  • Bistro Shirlee (3600 NE 45th St): This Renee Erickson restaurant (formerly the St. Helens Cafe) is “Temporarily closed until further notice.” (source)
  • Junebaby SOON, PLANNED BREAK (2122 NE 65th St): Restaurant will close for its annual spring break from Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 25. (source and details)
  • University District Farmers Market (University Way NE and NE 50th St): All farmers markets city wide are closed through April 14 as all city-permitted events have been suspended. We have heard some vendors may still be meeting in the area on Saturdays regardless. (source and details)

New additions (added March 13):

  • University Village REDUCED HOURS (2623 NE University Village St): The upscale outdoor shopping mall is now allowing businesses within the complex to make the decision to limit their hours of operation. Contact specific businesses for their hours before visiting. (via email)

New additions (added March 12):

  • Arena Sports (7751 63rd Ave NE): Arena Sports is closing most operations until at least Friday, April 24. Magnuson Athletic Club will remain open “as activities are non-contact and customers can manage their own surroundings.” (details and source)
  • Assumption-St. Bridget School (6220 32nd Ave NE): No school for students starting Friday, March 13. Staff in-service day on Friday, March 13 for finalizing digital learning plans and ensuring all systems are in place for digital start on Monday, March 16. (source and details)
  • Burke Museum (4300 45th Ave NE): Closed from Thursday, March 12 though Tuesday, March 31 based on recommendations from the State of Washington and King County health officials pertaining to gathering spaces for >250 people. (source and details)
  • Community Centers and Pools (city-wide): Except for preschool programs or hygiene services, Seattle Parks and Recreation will cancel all programming, rentals, and permitted events, and will close all community centers, pools, and environmental learning centers on Friday, March 13 at 6:00 pm, until at least Monday, April 13. (source and details)
  • Off the Rez Cafe (inside the Burke Museum at 4300 45th Ave NE): As the museum that houses the cafe is closed, the cafe is also closed; however, the original Off the Rez food truck is still in operation and making stops at the Stoup and Optimism breweries. (source and details)
  • Old Navy Northgate (401 Ne Northgate Way): Store is closed for cleaning for a “suspected but unconfirmed case” of Coronavirus. Employees have been told to not come to work until further notice. (via private Twitter DM)
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School (3520 NE 89th St): School buildings closed starting Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30 “to support public health efforts regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).” (source and details)
  • Seattle Public Libraries, including our Northeast Branch (6801 35th Ave NE: All libraries are closing today Thursday, March 12, at 6:00 pm due to staffing shortages. (source) Also at this time, and through the month of March, all programs, events, meeting room bookings, outreach activities and Bookmobile services are cancelled based on guidance from public health officials. (source and details) Branches will be open one more day (Friday, March 13 until 6:00 pm) before closing until at least Monday, April 13. (source and details)

Previously mentioned:

  • Arriba Cantina (2316 NE 65th St #101): Restaurant closed, citing decreased business due to COVID-19. Last day of service was Friday, March 13. (source and details)
  • Green Lake Aurora PCC REOPENED (7504 Aurora Avenue North): Staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Store was closed until Friday, March 13, resumed regular hours on Saturday, March 14. Kitchen and deli will be closed for 14 days, through March 26. (source and details)
  • Salare CLOSED, PLANNED BREAK (2404 NE 65th St): Closed Monday, March 9 through Tuesday, March 17 for their annual spring cleaning of the restaurant. (source and details)
  • Seattle Public Schools: No school for all students through Friday, April 24. All school building activities including school day instruction, childcare, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice. On-grounds play spaces also closed. (source and details)
  • UW Medicine hospitals LIMITED ACCESS, various campuses: All routine visiting is being suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to patients, staff and community. (source and details)

Let us know in the comments below, via Twitter, or by email if you notice any closures near you. Or, better yet, let us know of any local businesses that need help BEFORE they end up on this list.


  1. Off the Rez Cafe is closed now because the Burke is shut down, but their truck is still doing some brewery visits! Please support them during the shutdown so they can keep their employees afloat!

  2. The UW Medicine note should specify that it is routine visiting *to patients* — not routine visits to doctors in the hospital clinics. Very helpful – thank you!

    • Hi JoAnn! We took that text directly from the UW Medicine’s website, so we’re going to leave it as is. But the source and details link is right there if people want to dig further into what it means. -RN

  3. Jessica Wagoner says:

    I was at JuneBaby last night and the bartender told us they’ll be closed next week (previously scheduled) for their annual week off.

  4. Ivie M Enriquez says:

    I was just at the ravenna eckstein community center. They are open tomorrow until 6pm, but then will be closed for 2 weeks. I believe this is most community centers. Running out of places to entertain the kids! Libraries and community centers closed

  5. Brenden West says:

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