LIST: Places implementing visitor restrictions or closing

LIST: Places implementing visitor restrictions or closing Photo: News10NBC.

Updated: March 30, 2020 03:41 PM
Created: March 12, 2020 06:45 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — From hospitals and nursing homes to jails, there are visitor restrictions in place to try to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in the area.



Ulta is temporarily stopping its skin, makeup, brow,  lash and waxing services. The store is making several other changes as well. Click here to read more.

NBC4 in New York is reporting that Sephora is suspending makeup and skincare application, and classes until further notice.

The Veterans Outreach Center is temporarily closing as of March 16. 

Macy's is temporarily closing all of its locations until at least March 31. That includes Bloomingdale's, Blue Mercury and Macy's Backstage.

Goodwill of the Finger lakes has closed all of its Rochester and Syracuse retail and donation locations as of March 18 until further notice.

Restrooms and restaurants along the Thruway are open, but dining rooms and seating areas are closed.

Home Depot is closing a 6 p.m. beginning March 19.

Walmart is hosting an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for shoppers 60-years-old and older starting March 19 until April 28.

Five Star Bank is moving to drive-thru windows only wherever possible.


The Rochester Museum & Science Center is closed through Friday. March 27. This includes all programs, events, and shows at the Science Museum and Strasenburgh Planetarium as well as the RMSC Preschool. 

The Strong is closed. The museum says it preliminarily plans to reopen on Monday, April 13.

The Memorial Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

The George Eastman Museum is closed to the public until further notice.


The YMCA of Greater Rochester is suspending operations at all locations until further notice. However, daycare at their five already-established locations and emergency school-age care will continue to be provided at YMCA locations.

The Seneca Park Zoo is closed through March 31.

Geva Theatre Center has canceled all of its shows through March 22. Click here for information about what to do if you had tickets.

The Little Theatre plans to close temporarily beginning at 5 p.m. on March 14. More information is available on their website

The Cinema Theater is closed effective immediately. More information is available on their website.

The Girl Scouts of Western New York is suspending all programs in Monroe County and Erie County between March 18 and April 1. 

The Perinton Community Center will be closing on Monday, March 16 until further notice. 

Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex is closing on March 16 until further notice.

Del Lago Resort and Casino is temporarily closing starting at 5 p.m. on March 16.

Darien Lake is delaying its opening until mid-May. It was scheduled to open on May 8. Season passes will be extended by the amount of days the park is closed for.


Rochester Regional Health and UR Medicine are suspending in-person visitation until further notice in Monroe County, and across the region.


Federal guidelines are instructing area nursing homes to stop accepting visitors.

Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Bath is not allowing visitors.

Elderwood, which runs nursing homes in Brockport, Greece, Fairport and Hornell, is asking families to stay away "unless absolutely necessary."

Monroe Community Hospital is restricting all visits to its nursing facility. Visitors may only come into the facility except for imminent, end-of-life situations.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has canceled all public Masses until further notice effective Monday, March 16. Churches will still be open for private prayer, and weddings and funerals can still occur, as long as there are no more than 50 people attending.

The Father’s House is temporarily suspending Sunday in person gatherings. Services will be broadcast on their online platforms.

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has implemented several changes to services to reduce contact as well. Click here to see them.

Sunday Mass is broadcast on News10NBC Today at 5:30 a.m., on Me-TV at 8 a.m. (Over-the-air channel 10.2 and cable channel 12.45) and on


All New York State Department of Corrections has announced that all visitation to correctional facilities will be suspended beginning March 14 at 5 p.m. until April 11. During the suspension, prisoners will receive five free stamps per week, two free messages over an electronic tablet, and one free phone call per week. 

The Orleans County Jail is temporarily suspending visitation beginning Friday, March 13. The Video Visitation System will still be available.

The Monroe County Jail is temporarily canceling visitations and non-essential contact visits until further notice. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says it's looking into offering more opportunities for family members to call the incarcerated at no additional cost.

The Livingston County Jail is canceling visitation and non-essential service-related contact visits.

The Albany County Jail has suspended inmate visits.

The Cayuga County Jail has suspended visitation, including with attorneys. Programs run by any organization other than the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office are also suspended.

The Seneca County Jail has temporarily suspended visitation

The Ontario County Jail has suspended visitation until further notice.


All Monroe County Senior Centers and associated programs are suspended.

Monroe County DMV locations are closed both March 19 and 20. Starting March 23 the Henrietta location will be open for limited transactions by appointment only.

Sheriff's Office Records and Pistol Permit Offices will be closed starting March 18 and will tentatively reopen on April 6.

Monroe County government buildings are implementing several restrictions on visitors.


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