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3/17 Update: Ferndale area closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 concerns

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FERNDALE, Wash. — Many Ferndale area businesses and event organizers have been impacted by concerns and mandates in response to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic.

New this week is a 2-week minimum shut-down on dining, entertainment, recreation, gyms and other related businesses (excluding take out and delivery food service) as well as touch-based businesses (e.g. massage, pedicure, barber).

Click here to view a list of open businesses (including restaurants) and service agencies.

Here are lists of announced closures and cancellations in the Ferndale area:

Temporarily Closed Businesses & Organizations

  • Ferndale Schools
    Closed beginning March 17th through April 24th
  • Ferndale Public Library
    Closed until further notice
  • Ferndale Senior Activity Center
    Facility is closed but lunches to-go are available
  • Ferndale Visitor Center
    At the Ferndale Pavilion Community Center
    Closed until further notice with brochures available in the vestibule
  • Ferndale Police Department SCOPE Officer program 
    City of Ferndale
    Vacation checks and event services are temporarily suspended
  • Ferndale YMCA
    Closed beginning March 17th with all classes canceled
  • Main Street Bar & Grill
    Closed beginning March 17th
  • Outlaws Saloon
    Closed beginning March 17th but offering Thursday Wing Night Special via take out on Thursday, March 19th from 5pm to 9pm.
  • New Mexico Tamale Company
    Closed beginning March 16th
  • Leader Block Wine Co.
    Closed beginning March 16th
  • Silver Reef Casino Resort
    Closed beginning March 18th

NOTE: Some closed food service businesses say they are in the process of determining the feasibility of take-out and delivery service options in the hope of reopening in the near future.

Events cancelled

  • St Patrick’s Day Dinner
    Ferndale Senior Activity Center
    March 17th
  • Monthly pancake breakfast
    Ferndale Senior Activity Center
    March 21st
  • Ferndale Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
    City of Ferndale
    March 28th
  • Ferndale Chamber Member Luncheon Meeting
    Bellingham Holiday Inn & Suites
    March 18th
  • Potluck Social
    American Legion Post 154
    March 18th
  • Wild + Wonderful Spring Market
    Ferndale Events Center
    March 27th
  • Pancake breakfast
    Ferndale American Legion Post 154
    March 28th
  • Ferndale Heritage Society General Membership meeting
    March 31st
  • Here Comes the Bride Northwest Wedding Showcase
    Ferndale Events Center
    April 4th – has been rescheduled for May 2nd
  • Collector’s Marketplace by Bellingham Comicon
    Ferndale Events Center
    April 25th

Click here to contact MFN if your business has temporarily closed or your organization has canceled a community event and we will add it to the lists.

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