Closures across North Florida as Hurricane Ian impacts the state


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As Tropical Storm Ian continues to barrel toward the First Coast, some city and county services may be discontinued. 

The storm is also impacting colleges, schools and after-school programs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article will no longer be updated. For the latest forecast from the First Coast News Weather Team, bookmark this story

WASTE COLLECTION: All waste collections will operate on a normal schedule Wednesday, 9/28. All waste collections will be suspended Thursday, 9/29 and Friday, 9/30.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office – All JSO buildings will close on Wednesday at 12 p.m. and reopen on Monday. This means services such as fingerprinting, public records and back ground checks will be unavailable. 

JEA – JEA’s Downtown Customer Center lobby at 21 West Church Street will close today, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. and remain closed Thursday, Sept. 29 and until storm conditions permit us to reopen.

Transportation: All JTA transportation services will end at 8 a.m. Wednesday and remain closed through Thursday. If you are on a bus at or on 8 p.m., you will be taken to your destination.

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY – The University will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30. In the event of an emergency, please contact Campus Security directly at (904) 256-7585. Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS – All Catholic schools in the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine will be closed from Wednesday, September 28, to Friday, September 30, due to Hurricane Ian. For updates, check www.dosaeducation.org.

DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – 

UPDATE: Duval County Public Schools will now be fully closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28.  All school operations and activities are canceled.  

On Thursday and Friday, all schools and district offices are closed, and all activities are cancelled. 

SAN JOSE SCHOOLS – San Jose Schools will hold an early dismissal at 1 p.m. at all schools on Wednesday, 9/28, and it will close all schools on Thursday, 9/29, and Friday, 9/30. San Jose Schools is a group of public charter schools located in Jacksonville.  

CHRIST’S CHURCH ACADEMY: Christ’s Church Academy classes will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Christ’s Church Academy campus will be closed on Thursday, Sept 29 and Friday, Sept 30. The Christ’s Church Jr. Academy campus will be closed on Thursday, Sept 29 and Friday, Sept 30. All CCA after-school activities, including practices, are cancelled Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 28-30.

EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF JACKSONVILLE: All three campuses will be closed Thursday and Friday.

PARSONS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Closed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

IDEAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Due to Hurricane Ian, IDEA Public Schools in Jacksonville will be closed beginning Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and keep families informed as needed. We encourage everyone to check social media and visit IDEA’s website for more information and updates regarding inclement weather.

KEISER UNIVERSITY – Due to the threat of severe weather caused by Hurricane Ian, Keiser University Jacksonville will close at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 28, and remained closed through Friday, September 30, 2022.

Businesses, Events and Attractions:

CUMMER MUSEUM – For the safety of our visitors, staff, and art, the Cummer Museum will close beginning Wednesday, September 28, due to Hurricane Ian. Re-opening will depend on post-storm evaluation of damage. All programs and events are cancelled until assessments can be completed after the storm has passed. 

HOME AND PATIO SHOW – The Jacksonville Home + Patio Show scheduled for this weekend September 30-October 2 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center has officially been cancelled.

MOCA – MOCA Jacksonville will be closed beginning Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in anticipation of Hurricane Ian. Reopening will depend on a post-storm evaluation of potential damage. For the safety of our visitors, our staff, and the artwork, we will continue to evaluate conditions and open as soon as reasonably possible, with the intention of reopening to the public on Sunday, October 2, 2022. All programs and events are cancelled until assessments can be completed after the storm has passed.

Nemours Children’s Health – All Jacksonville Nemours Children’s Health locations will be closed on Friday, September 30, after all phone lines and servers were knocked out due to Hurricane Ian.

Public beaches – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday night that Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches are closed to the public until further notice. “We will reopen as soon as it’s safe for citizens,” the mayor said in a tweet.

JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS – Closed Wednesday at 3 p.m. through Friday.

121 Financial Credit Union – Closed Thursday and Friday

JACKSONVILLE LIBRARIES – Due to the progression of Hurricane Ian, in accordance with Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville, all library locations will be closed as of noon Wednesday, September 28, and will remain closed Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30. Decisions to extend closures of some or all locations will be made as needed.

BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLS will be closed Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30, 2022. 

CUMBERLAND ISLAND – In preparation for Hurricane Ian and the subsequent impacts to Camden County, Cumberland Island National Seashore will close to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2017. The park will remain closed until after the storm has passed and re-open once damage assessments have been made and the park is deemed safe for visitation.  

GARBAGE – Flagler County and the cities of Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, and Bunnell have all cancelled garbage collection for Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Ian and expected high winds. These collection dates will not be rescheduled. For Bunnell, the cancellation includes both commercial and residential routes.

All Flagler Schools will be canceled Wednesday through Friday.

All St. Johns County schools will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All extracurriculars are cancelled starting Wednesday until further notice.

FLAGLER COLLEGEFlagler College will not hold in-person classes on Wednesday morning through Friday, and offices will move to remote operations during this time. Campus events will also be canceled Wednesday through Friday. College residence halls and the dining hall will remain open, unless there is an evacuation ordered for St. Augustine. 

Clay County District Schools are closing schools an district offices for Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. 

Trash pickup is suspended, will not occur Thursday or Friday. Residents can bring residential waste to solid waste facilities when they reopen Saturday.

Schools in Nassau County School District will be CLOSED on September 28, September 29, & September 30. All after school activities will be canceled.

Public schools closed Wednesday through Friday.

The Columbia County Tax Collector will be closed Thursday through Friday.

The Columbia County Property Appraiser will be closed Thursday through Friday. 

Both the Columbia County Health Department and the Environmental Health Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday while health officials help with emergency storm services around the county. 

Baseball and softball tournaments are canceled at Southside Sports Complex for the weekend. 

The Columbia County Supervisor of Elections will be closed on Thursday and Friday. 

Public schools closed Wednesday through Friday.

The Union County School District (including Tigers Den) will be closed beginning Thursday, September 29, 2022 through Sunday, October 1, 2022. This is to include all activities at the school during this time.

Bradford County

All Bradford County Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Sept. 30. 

All schools in Glynn County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. At this time, all schools will remain open on Wednesday; however, all afterschool, band and athletic programs will be canceled on Thursday and Friday. School buses will run according to their regular schedules on Wednesday. 

Based on the latest forecast model of Hurricane Ian and continued communication with local emergency management officials, Glynn County Schools will remain open on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This includes after-school programs, extracurricular activities and athletic events. Additionally, all buses will run according to their regular schedules.

All Ware County Schools and the Central Office will be closed Thursday and Friday. 

  • Major Florida Colleges/Universities

FAMU – Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida A&M University has canceled classes at the Tallahassee campus from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30. Campus operations will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday but closed on Thursday and Friday.  

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY – Due to Hurricane Ian, classes at Florida State University’s Tallahassee campuses will be canceled Tuesday through Friday. The FSU Alumni Association has made the difficult decision to postpone this week’s events and activities associated with Homecoming until April 2023, including Friday’s parade. 

BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY – School is mandating students to evacuate the campus effective Monday, Sept. 26. More information forthcoming

ROLLINS COLLEGE – announced Monday that it would close its residential halls at 4 p.m. Wednesday and the campus at 5 p.m. The campus would then remain closed Thursday and Friday.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – The University of Central Florida has canceled classes from Wednesday through Friday.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA – There will be no classes at the Tampa-based university until Monday, Oct. 3.

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY – Saint Leo University officials have decided to cancel classes Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30, because of the threat of Hurricane Ian. All locations except for those in Corpus Christi (TX) and Columbus (MS) will not have classes. This includes Lake City, Jacksonville and Mayport.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – Due to Hurricane Ian, the University of Florida will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Sept. 30. Classes (including University of Florida Online) and all academic and student-related activities are canceled during this time. Only essential university personnel should report for work.

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE – All FSCJ campuses and centers will be closed Wednesday Sept. 28 to Friday 30. Campuses are scheduled to reopen Saturday, October 1. A decision on weekend classes will be made Friday.

SANTE FE COLLEGE – Santa Fe College will close Tuesday, Sept. 27 by 5 p.m. All evening classes starting at 4 p.m. or later are canceled. Classes that are already in progress will be allowed to continue, all ending by 5 p.m. The college will remain closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday, through Sunday, Oct. 2. The college expects to reopen for normal operations Monday, Oct. 3.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA –  The University of North Florida is canceling all classes, including online classes, starting Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 1. University offices will be closed during this time. Activities and events scheduled on campus are also canceled. The University plans to resume normal operations on Sunday, Oct. 2. 

FLAGLER COLLEGE – Flagler College closed at noon Wednesday to prepare for Hurricane Ian. The College will remain closed until conditions are safe for return.

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