Area cancellations

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily:


∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for Thursday, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

∫ The Writers Circle author luncheon with Jodie Fitz, scheduled for Friday, at the Gloversville Senior Center has been postponed to a later date because of the coronavirus.

∫ The sportsman dinner to benefit the Wildlife Museum at the Johnstown Moose Club has been canceled. The gun raffle drawing will take place at noon Saturday, at the museum. The winner will be phoned.

∫ Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium 2020 Empowering Women Symposium scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

∫ The Colonial Little Theatre Board of Directors has canceled the April 23 fundraiser performance of the musical.

∫ The Parkinson’s Advocacy and Alzheimer’s support groups meeting scheduled Thursdays at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church are canceled until June.

∫ All events at the Glove Theater have been tentatively suspended until the end of April.

∫ The Galway Preservation Society’s April 6, meeting has been canceled.

∫ The line dance classes with Sue Kaupelis are suspended until locations reopen.

∫ The Mohawk Valley Chorus classics concert has been rescheduled for June 7; there will be no rehearsals for remainder of this month; the board will reassess the situation on April 1, and send an update to membership; the turkey dinner scheduled for April 4, has been canceled; the pie sale has been canceled — stop taking orders and refund any money collected; the Leatherstocking Honor Flight scheduled for April 25, has been canceled.

∫ The American Association of University Women local organizers have canceled the fifth annual Earth Day celebration and renewable resources fair planned for April 25, in the Johnstown park, West Main Street.

∫ Placemaking 2020 and dinner have been postponed until June 17 and 18.


∫ KeyBank has closed all branch lobbies. Drive-up teller access and ATM’s remain available. Customers can arrange to make night deposits or access safe deposit boxes by appointment.

∫ Community Bank has closed its lobby until further notice. Drive thru operations and ATM will still be available.

∫ The lobbies of the First Choice Financial Credit Union in both Gloversville and Broadalbin will be closed until further notice. The drive-thru will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Walmart branch will be closed until further notice. The ATM’s will remain open at all three locations.

∫ Berkshire Bank is closing its branch lobbies to unscheduled walk-in customers. Drive-up service, ATM’s, ITMs and scheduled in-person appointments are still available.

Larger businesses

∫ Price Chopper/Market 32 will temporarily adjust store hours. All 24-hour Price Chopper, Market 32 and Market Bistro stores will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. Stores will have a preopen time from 6 to 7 a.m. each day reserved exclusively for seniors.

∫ Walmart stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. until further notice. From this Tuesday until April 28, senior shopping hours for those 60 and older will be from 6 to 7 a.m. with both the pharmacy and vision center open.

∫ Hannaford stores will offer special shopping hours for those 60 and older Tuesday through Thursday from 6 to 7 a.m. Store hours will temporarily change to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

∫ Tops Friendly Markets will be opening for seniors 60 and older every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 a.m. All Tops pharmacies will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

∫ Dollar General stores are asking all non-senior citizens to avoid shopping in the store during the first hour of operation each day. Stores will also be closing an hour earlier.

∫ Every Tuesday will now be senior day at Walgreens stores. Seniors can shop from 8 to 9 a.m. each Tuesday.

∫ Tractor Supply Company has temporarily changed its store hours to Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

∫ The Home Depot will be closing daily at 6 p.m.

∫ AutoZone store hours have been temporarily changed. Visit www.AutoZone.com to check store times.

∫ TJMaxx and Marshalls stores are closed until further notice.

∫ Benson’s Pet Center will be offering curbside pickup. Call (518) 705-4267 to place an order.

∫ Fitness centers and driver lounges have been closed at all TA Travel Centers. Quick-service meals for take-out, showers, restrooms are still open.

∫ Kohls hours of operations will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

∫ Aldi’s stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

∫ Stewart’s Shops will be limiting promotions and product selection to focus on maintaining essential foods and gasoline service.

∫ Target stores will be closing each day at 9 p.m. In addition, the first hour of shopping each Wednesday will be reserved for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

Small/ local businesses

∫ Miss Blue’s Pet Boutique and Puppy Scoops Ice Cream in Amsterdam will be curbside pick up only for the time being. Appointments can be scheduled as well.

∫ LaVilla Dog Works in Johnstown has temporarily closed. Their online store remains open.

∫ Castiglione Gem Jewelers will be closed until March 31

∫ Just Because Boutique in Northville will be by appointment only until Saturday.

∫ Toying Around in Johnstown has opened a walk-up window behind the store for service. They are currently open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

∫ McLemon’s boutique is temporarily closed. Private shopping may be scheduled and shopping may be done via Facebook at this time.

∫ New Paris Shop in Amsterdam is by appointment only.

∫ No visitors will be allowed until further notice at the Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce building.

∫ The Johnstown Moose 1185 and the Gloversville Moose 351 will be closed until further notice.

∫ Mysteries on Main Street will be temporarily shutdown until further notice.

∫ Something Special in Johnstown will be temporarily shutdown.

∫ Peck’s Flowers in Gloversville has temporarily closed.

∫ Blooming Lotus Yoga and Wellness in Johnstown will be live streaming their classes in a private Facebook group.

∫ Twelves Green Petals Yoga in Gloversville will be hosting classes online.

∫ Lee’s Shops at Wanger Square is closed for walk-ins. Delivery and curbside pick up are available.

∫ The Art Box in Canajoharie will be closed until Saturday. It is hosting live-streamed kids art classes on Facebook.

∫ Emotional Outlet in Canajoharie is closed. Gift certificates can be purchased.

∫ Sacandaga Flowers is closed for walk-ins, but will be taking orders by phone and internet.

∫ Vishnu Music will be moving to appointment only.

∫ Craving Bakery & Cafe will be closed until further notice.

∫ Harvey’s Pet Center will be closing its doggy daycare on Saturday with a reopening possible on April 6. Store hours have changed to Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Curbside pickup and in store pickup are available. Same day delivery will be available. See their Facebook page for more.

∫ The Johnstown Movieplex will remain closed until further notice.

∫ Gamer’s Revolt in Fort Plain is closed for walk-ins. Shipping is still available.


∫ The Johnstown Public Library is closed through Sunday.

∫ The Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library will be closed until at least March 31.

∫ The Amsterdam Free Library will be closed through March 29.

∫ The Gloversville Public Library will be closed through March 31.

∫ All on-site groups and programs are canceled at the Fort Plain Free Library until further notice.


∫ Hospital visitation has been suspended at this time. Compassionate exemptions are allowed for family members or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life situations. Those patients should speak to their nurse for more information. Any visitors meeting these exceptions must be screened for symptoms [cough, shortness of breath, or fever] or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19 and the duration and number of visits should be minimized.


∫ Garbage collection in Gloversville will continue as normal, but Wednesday bulk pick-ups are suspended at this time. A limited number of department of public works personnel will be in the office periodically to address key functions. Staff will be available in the event of an emergency or snow/ice event.

∫ Emergency toll procedures are now in effect on the state Thruway. Customers without E-ZPass will need to follow instructions at the booths.

∫ All meetings of the Montgomery County Legislature are canceled for March.

∫ The town of Northampton and the village of Northville offices will be closed to the public through March 31, during regular business hours.

∫ Gloversville City Hall, including City Court, is closed to the public until further notice and all non-essential staff members have been dismissed. Anyone needing assistance with city business can contact the City Clerk’s Office where staff will handle requests at (518) 773-4542 or (518) 773-4545.

∫ The city of Gloversville Water Department Office will be closed until further notice. Water related emergencies can be called into the office from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday at (518) 773-4520. After hours emergencies can be called into the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office at (518)736-2100.

∫ The village and town of Mayfield offices and DPWs will be closed to the public. The municipal building vestibule areas will be open with information and envelopes to utilize the drop box for payment of taxes, water and sewer bills and obtaining other municipal services. Garbage pick up will resume as normal.

∫ Gloversville City Transit has suspended regular transit service until further notice. Only scheduled medical trips will continue. The suspension of service will be re-evaluated on a daily basis.

∫ A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Johnstown. City hall and the city water department will be closed until further notice.

∫ The town of Amsterdam town office building and town garage will be closed to the public and only essential employees will need to report to work as necessary.

∫ The Johnstown Town Hall is closed to the public until March 31. Any business should be done by phone with the building inspector and taxes to be paid should be mailed.

∫ All congregate sites of the Montgomery County Office for the Aging have been closed. Home delivery clients will be receiving a frozen pack of meals for the remainder of the week. Weekly frozen meals will continue to provided until further notice.

∫ The New York state police are suspending employment fingerprinting, along with child safety seat checks at their stations.

∫ The civil office at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will be closed until further notice. All forms of visitation at the Fulton County Correctional Facility are suspended.

∫ The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education meeting, scheduled for Monday, has been canceled, according to a news release. The next board meeting will take place April 6.

∫ The Perth Town Hall, Community Senior Center, and the town of Perth Highway Garage are closed to the public until further notice. The town board meeting scheduled for April 2, has been canceled. Any business with the town of Perth can be done by mail, e-mail or phone. There is also a drop box on the wall next to the front door.


∫ The HealthLink Littauer of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, is canceling all activities scheduled through March 31.

∫ The Fulton County YMCA will be pausing normal operations until the state mandate to close gyms is lifted. The childcare program will be restricted to emergency responders and essential employees for the time being. Visit https://www.fultoncountyymca.org/ for more information.

∫ The start of the second half of the 2020 Girl Scout cookie program has been delayed at least four weeks. All in person events sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York council have been canceled through April 19.

∫˜The Fulton County Museum will be closed to the public and all programs postponed through March 31.

∫ The Fulton County SPCA will be restricting visitors to by appointment only. Supply donation in-take will temporarily suspended.

∫ The Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center is closed until further notice. RCRCOC can be reached through its 24-hour Peer Hotline at (518) 705-4627. Check the Facebook page and website: youreinrecovery.com, for updates.

∫ The Johnstown Area Community Center is closed until April 18 at the earliest. Events that have been canceled due to virus concerns may be rescheduled at a later time.

∫ The Johnstown Reformed Church will be providing Sunday morning worship live on Facebook at 10 a.m. on Sunday. All church activities are canceled and the church office is closed. The church can be reached at (518) 762-7869.

∫ Effective immediately, the First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., Broadalbin is canceling worship services and all other church activities until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

For questions or concerns, call the church office at (518) 883-8086.

Senior centers

∫ The Johnstown Senior Center will be closed until March 30.

∫ The Gloversville Senior Center has suspended all activities and meal programs until March 30. The food pantry services will still be available. For questions, call (518) 725-0923.

State Mandates

∫ All bowling alleys are closed until further notice.

∫ All indoor common portions of retail shopping malls with in excess of 100,000 square feet of retail space are closed until further notice per state order.

∫ All places of “public amusement” indoor and outdoor are closed until further notice including aquariums, zoos, and children’s play centers.

∫ All fitness centers are closed until further notice.

∫ All restaurants will be operating as take-out or delivery only until further notice.

∫ All schools, colleges and universities are closed until further notice.


∫ All NYSPHSSA Section 2 scrimmages, non-league and league contests have been suspended until April 19.

∫ The Johnstown 5K Triple Crown Race series has been canceled.

To report any cancellations, please email the managing editor, Patricia Older, at polder@leaderherald.com.


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