Coronavirus cancellation and postponement list for Sumner County (and other vital information)…

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a comprehensive list of vital updated Coronavirus information, and Sumner County postponements and cancellations.

The cancellation list is separated into six categories: Government, Schools, Churches, Community, Business and Restaurants.

If you have a business/church/organization with a cancellation or postponement, please contact us at or provide it in the comments section below.


•For updated Sumner County Health Department information concerning the coronavirus COVID-19, click on its Facebook page hereTo contact the SCHD directly, call 620-326-2774.

•For general updated information on the COVID-19 virus and its symptoms, log onto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website by clicking here.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has issued a stay-at-home order. The executive order can be found by clicking here. No mass gathering can exceed 10 people.

•The Wellington Police Department has cumulated an “Essential business” list for places that can be open and those “non-essential” businesses that are to be closed. All businesses that remain open must follow these social distancing guidelines and the 10-and-under mandate:

Open: Healthcare, childcare, pharmacies, grocery stores/food banks/commodities, gas stations, auto repair and supply, banks, shipping and mail, laundromats/dry cleaning, motels and hotels, manufacturing companies, hardware stores, professional services (accountant, lawyers, insurance agents, plumbers, electricians, etc.), burial services, churches/religion institutions, media services, storage units, transportation – Walt, Uber, Taxi, outdoor activities – exercising, walking, running. city parks (playground equipment is closed).

Closed: Restaurants – dining area (curbside, carryout, delivery only), bars/nightclubs, movie theaters, gyms/fitness centers, barber shops/salons, K-12 schools per Governor’s order (meal and supply pickup is allowed).


•Sumner County Health Department administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Immunizations, walk-in services and TB skin tests are by appointment only.

City of Wellington has closed all city offices until further notice. During this time, staff will be working and will still be available by phone or e-mail.  The City continues to encourage utility customers to pay utility bills by phone using MasterCard or Visa (620-326-2821), online via the City website, by mail, or through the drive-thru at the City Building.  Payment may also be deposited in the utility payment drop box located near the drive-up window on the south side of the City Administration Building.  You may contact the Utility Billing Office by email at  Per executive order by the Governor, utilities will not be disconnected for non-payment between now and May 1.  The City is also currently waiving late fees.

•The Wellington recycling center is closed until further notice.

•Refuse collection, compost site, and landfill services will continue with normal hours until the situation changes.

•All Wellington municipal court cases scheduled for April 15 have been continued to May 20 or June 3.

•The public library has been closed until further notice.

•Sumner Mental Health Center is providing mental health and substance abuse services via telephone and/or tele-video. If you need more information call 620-326-7448.

•The Kansas district and appellant courts are under emergency operations by the Supreme Court by the Administrative order issued here. Sumner County District Court offices are currently closed to the public except for appointments. All court filing requests can be called into the office at (620)326-5936.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the department will respond to high priority/emergency calls only during the pandemic. For more information, click here.



•All Kansas schools have been suspended as well as activities for the rest of the academic year. There will, however, be online activities for various schools in the future.

•Wellington USD 353 started its Continuing Learning Program on Monday, March 30. For all information and online classes click here.

•Due to the governor’s stay-at-home policy, the state is no longer requiring children to be in the vehicle for free meal pickup.

•Cowley College has been transitioning from the traditional model of face-to-face classes into a distance delivery format, for the remainder of the spring semester. Arrangements will be made for lab and technical classes requiring skills assessments at a later date. In addition, residential housing students will be urged to return home or remain home. Only in extraordinary circumstances will students be permitted to reside on campus due to personal hardships which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through a rigorous screening and appeal process. For all the information concerning, click here. The website was updated Sunday.

•Various Kansas colleges and universities have suspended all on-campus classes for the duration of the semester and will be doing its educational services online.

•Cowley College Technical Education EXPO which was to be held April 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. has been canceled.

•Cowley College has rescheduled its commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 2 until Sunday, Dec. 13 inside the Robert Brown Theater in Arkansas City.



Calvary Lutheran Church has canceled services, adult bible study and Sunday School has been moved online. The Sunday Matins and Wednesday Lenten services at the church can be found at Facebook page here.

Wellington First Presbyterian Church has suspended all worship services and church activities until at least the end of April.

•Wellington Freewill Baptist Church is suspending all services for the next eight weeks. The church will be live streaming on its Facebook page a service every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. If anyone has any further questions they are welcome to call the church office.

•Wellington Church of Christ has canceled all services and activities through the month of April.

•St. Anthony’s Catholic Church has canceled all masses until instructed by the diocese otherwise.

•Wellington First Baptist Church will be closings to all activities and Sunday services until further notice.

•Wellington First Christian Church has been canceled all worship and church activities through the month of April. With the stay-at-home order, the church will remain closed at least until April 27. Pastor James Byers will preach Facebook Live at 10:45 a.m.

Wellington First United Methodist Church is updating its closing building policy. FUMC will be closed to public gatherings until the county health officer tells everyone it is safe to resume meetings. In addition, the office is open for phone calls and e-mails.



•The Annual 4kidsake Campaign has announced that the bowling events planned at Meadow Lanes at 2111 N. A. St. in Wellington have been postponed for April 4, 2020, at 10 a.m.

•All Wellington Rec Commission fitness classes are canceled until further notice. Baseball and softball practices have been suspended indefinitely. Soccer, track, Mom and S0n date night and Senior Adult Prom have been canceled.

The Wichita Flea Market at the Kansas Star Casino has been canceled for this month. It will remain so until further notice.



•Wellington Regent Theater has closed temporarily as it navigates itself through the coronavirus. However, tune in for the latest popcorn night which was a hit last Saturday!

•Tigery Eatery at Cowley College Sumner Campus is closed until further notice.

•Mission Thrift Shop will be closed this week due to concerns over the virus.

•The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is canceling Chamber Coffee until further notice.

All Wellington banks have closed all lobbies except for appointments only. The drive-thrus and ATMs (or ITMs) are still open.

•All dentist offices in Wellington have suspended operations except for emergency operations. Call the dentist of your choice to make an appointment.

•Wal-Mart Super Center has reduced its hours. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Wellington McDonald’s – The drive-thru will remain open. McDonald’s closes on Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m., instead of the normal 10 p.m.


Casey’s east and west convenience store — The company is temporarily discontinuing the use of refillable mugs and cups at the fountains in the interest of the wellbeing of the guests and team members. People must use disposable cups.


Wellington Taco Bell has closed its lobby and will feature drive-thru traffic only. The business opens at 1o a.m. daily.


Penny’s Diner has closed its lobby. However, Penny’s will be doing takeout 24-hours a day on your favorite dishes. Penny’s, which primary reason for existing is to cater to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, will stay open as long as the railroad stays open. To call Penny’s for takeout orders, call 620-326-6700.


CrazE4 Chicken, Wellington’s newest business in the former KFC building, will be having an “online” grand opening on Monday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


El Valle Mexican Restaurant no information is available.


Sonic Drive-In Restaurant is open for business. No changes have been made.


Andy’s Grill & Bar will be doing to-go orders Wednesday-Saturday 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call 326-2776 to place your orders!


Meadow Lanes bowling alley has closed its doors until further notice.


Boss Hogg BBQ at 2224 N. A Street has closed its store in Wellington temporarily until the COVID-19 pandemic moves into another phase. A video by the owner explaining the situation can be seen here.


Wellington Pizza Hut has temporarily closed its dining room for the future. However, takeout orders are a go. Call 620 326-5946 for a pizza or visit the website here to order.


Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington will continue with delivery at (620) 326-2211.


Traveling Smoke BBQ is making take-out orders and curbside delivery. Call them at 620-326-0540.


Fabiola’s Restaurant, on Friday, it opened curbside services, hours will be: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is making enchiladas ready to eat or freeze by the dozen. Customers can order these enchiladas by calling 620-326-6554. For more information click here.


The Dore Bar & Grill is open for business for carry out, curbside and delivery. To-go orders are delivered within the Wellington City Limits with minimum orders of $8 with a $2.50 delivery charge. To place an order call: 620-326-7611.


Wellington Daylight Donuts has closed until further notice. The message on the sign states: “We appreciate all of our customers and can’t wait to see everyone when we reopen.”


No. 7 Coffee House just announced it will “temporarily close during this crisis.”

Check out its Facebook page here.


Wellington Subway sandwich shop is open and is maintaining regular business hours, carry out only. Customers entering the store must stand on a red X marked on the floor and stand six-feet apart.


Last Stop Pub and Grub at 424 S. Washington Ave (formerly Pasttime Grill) is still open for carryout service. They are open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. for food only. Please call in your order at 620-359-2532.


El Chile Verde, has temporarily closed its doors.


Wellington Braum’s is still open for business through the drive-thru with regular business orders.


The Great Wall, Wellington’s Chinese Restaurant, is closed until further notice.

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