Isaac closings roundup: Busch Gardens, schools, courts and more

Update 6:45 p.m.

• All USF campuses, including Tampa campus, are now closed and classes are canceled.

• Non-emergency New Port Richey offices will be closed Monday.

Update 5:45 p.m.

• St. Petersburg College will be open. "After reviewing the track of Tropical Storm Isaac from the National Hurricane Center and other local information, St. Petersburg College's Emergency Council determined that there is no need at this time to cancel or adjust class schedules or college operations on Monday, " a news release said.

The following Everest University campuses are closed Monday:

• Brandon campus, 3924 Coconut Palm Drive

• Largo campus, 1199 East Bay Drive, Largo

• Tampa campus, 3319 W Hillsborough Ave.

• Lakeland campus, 995 East Memorial Blvd., Suite 110, Lakeland.

• Keiser University's Tampa campus will be closed for students day and classes. Faculty and staff may be asked to report should the weather improve. All online students and faculty should plan for normal activity without disruption. The campus will re-open on Tuesday.

• Several Florida state courts will be closed Monday due to the storm including the 3rd District Court of Appeal based in Miami, the 11th Circuit Court based in Miami, the 16th Circuit Court based in Key West and the 17th Circuit Court based in Fort Lauderdale.

Update 5:30 p.m.

Clearwater city offices and buildings. Monday's garbage pick up will shift to Tuesday and Tuesday's garbage will be picked up Wednesday. Residents advised to stay off the roads.

• The city of Madeira Beach Recreation Center will be closed Monday, but there are no changes for trash service. Trash will be picked up on Monday as usual.

• Several regional All Children's Outpatient Center locations will be closed on Monday, August 27th due to the storm's possible impact on local roads. All Children's Outpatient Centers in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota will re-open Tuesday, weather permitting. Families of patients who are scheduled for evaluation appointments during this closure are encouraged to call the center once it re-opens for prompt re-scheduling. All other All Children's facilities in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area will be open for business as usual. For more information, visit the hospital's website at www.allkids.org.

• The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's venues, grounds, and administrative offices in Sarasota closed; anticipates reopening at noon Tuesday.

• Hillsborough County Tax Collector offices.

HOPE Ranch Learning Academy in Hudson is closed Monday.

Adult Day Training Programs at Goodwill Industries-Suncoast in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park canceled Monday.

• Several regional All Children's Outpatient Center locations will be closed on Monday, August 27th due to the storm's possible impact on local roads. All Children's Outpatient Centers in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota will re-open Tuesday, weather permitting. Families of patients who are scheduled for evaluation appointments during this closure are encouraged to call the center once it re-opens for prompt re-scheduling. All other All Children's facilities in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area will be open for business as usual. For more information, visit the hospital's website at www.allkids.org.

Update 5 p.m.

Sunstate Academy, at the corner of Coachman Road and Drew Street in Clearwater will be closed Monday.

• Polk Museum of Art's administrative offices and museum will be closed Monday.

Update 4:30 p.m.

• Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will be closed on Monday, but are expected to reopen for normal operations on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Hillsborough County administrative offices and services that are non-essential to immediate public health and safety will be suspended Monday, including curbside garbage pickup

Community Health Centers of Pinellas' five locations will be closed on Monday. Patients are advised "in addition to making sure you have everything ready for the storm, check to make sure you enough of your medication to last you at least a week." Pat Mabe, CEO said. The health centers expect to be open on schedule Tuesday.

The five locations are:

• Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, 1344 22nd St. S St. Petersburg

• CHCP at Pinellas Park, 6237 66th St., Pinellas Park

• CHCP at Tarpon Springs, 247 S Huey Ave., Tarpon Springs

• CHCP at Largo, 12420 130th Ave. N, Largo

• CHCP at Clearwater, 707 Druid Road E Clearwater

Update: 4:05 p.m.:

• The University of South Florida is closing its St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses on Monday, but not Tampa.

• Hillsborough County tax offices are closed Monday.

• Amtrak has suspended a portion of its Silver Service line between Miami and Orlando.

• The Marcia P Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall is canceling the jazz audition scheduled for Monday as well as any private lessons scheduled after 3 p.m. on Monday.

• The city of St. Petersburg offices will be open for business as usual Monday, but due to the closure of Pinellas County Schools, city swimming pools and recreation centers are closed to the public, including before and after school programs tomorrow.

Pasco County schools will be closed Monday, as well as Pasco County government and the health department. The government closure means no county bus service and Pasco parks will be closed.

***

Update 1:20 p.m.: More closings to announce:

Sunstate Academy at the corner of Coachman Road and Drew Street in Clearwater will be closed Monday.

• The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Offices will be closed on Monday.

• Except for emergency matters and first appearance advisories and juvenile shelter and detention hearings, the courts in Pasco and Pinellas counties will be closed on Monday. Anyone scheduled to report to any courthouse in Pasco or Pinellas County on Monday should not report. Except for first appearance advisories and juvenile shelter and detention hearings, all court proceedings scheduled on Monday in the Sixth Judicial have been cancelled. Residents who had been summoned for jury duty on Monday have been excused and told not report.

***

Previously:

We'll be updating this list of closings as Isaac makes its way toward the bay area. As of 12:30 p.m., these closings had been announced:

Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco Manatee and Polk schools are all closed Monday. Stay tuned for announcements about Tuesday.

• These Bay Pines VA Healthcare System outpatient clinics are closed Monday: Bradenton Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Fort Myers VA Outpatient Clinic, Naples Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Palm Harbor Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Port Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Sebring Community Based Outpatient Clinic, St. Petersburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic. In addition, all appointments, outpatient services and elective procedures at the main Bay Pines VA Medical Center have also been cancelled. Patients with appointments scheduled for Monday at any of our locations will be contacted by VA staff to reschedule as soon as possible. For updated information about clinic closures and other important announcements, please call 727-398-9500 or visit baypines.va.gov.

• The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg is closed Monday.

Isaac closings roundup: Busch Gardens, schools, courts and more 08/26/12 [Last modified: Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:55pm]

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...