LIST: Closures, cancellations in Jacksonville area due to Tropical Storm Elsa

Many Jacksonville-area businesses and organizations closed ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday. Action News Jax has continued to monitor all closures announced in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia and have provided a county-by-county breakdown below:

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All First Coast YMCA day camps in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties will be CLOSED Wednesday, July 7.

The First Coast Y plans to resume day camp as normal on Thursday, July 8.

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  • Wednesday’s game between the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Charlotte Knights was postponed. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, with both contests seven innings in length. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., and tickets for Thursday’s game will be good for both games of the twin bill. Tickets to Wednesday’s postponed game may be exchanged in-person or over the phone at (904) 358-2846 at the Miller Electric Box Office for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any remaining 2021 regular season home game, subject to availability. CLICK HERE for more information
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Summer Camps are cancelled for July 7, 2021. Normal camp operations on July 8, 2021. All other business operations will remain open until further notice. Check back for updates or visit: http://jacksonvillezoo.org/Weather
  • Nova Southeastern University suspended all classes and activities at its Jacksonville Campus Wednesday, July 7. The campus is anticipated to resume normal operations Thursday, July 8. Students, faculty, and staff at this campus location should be finalizing their storm preparations at this time and check nova.edu/hurricane and their email/phone for any updates.
  • All city summer camps and pools are closed Wednesday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced during a news conference on Tuesday.

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  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, including Fort Caroline National Memorial, Kingsley Plantation, Cedar Point, Theodore Roosevelt Area, and Spanish Pond will be closed as of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 6 with the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa. The preserve will remain closed until assessments of damage and risks to the public are completed. The current status will be posted as an alert on the park’s website.
  • All Duval County Public Schools student-related summer programs are canceled for July 7, 2021. This includes Summer Rise, summer school, all summer camps, and all other extracurricular activities.
  • Jacksonville University transitioned to remote learning on Wednesday, July 7. The JU Orthodontics clinic and the Healthcare Simulation Center (located on Beach Boulevard) will both close for the day, and there are no day camp sessions scheduled for Wednesday. Campus dining facilities will remain open for the limited number of students, overnight campers and support staff currently on campus. Jacksonville University’s Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Elsa and will communicate important updates to our campus via email, text alerts and through the JU Mobile Safety app. JU expects to resume normal operations on Thursday, July 8.

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  • Clay County Sheriff’s Office substations will be closed Wednesday. If you need in-person assistance, go to the headquarters entrance and use the phone provided near the door. A CCSO member will be able to help you. The Sheriff’s Office can be reached 24/7 at 904-264-6512.
  • Keystone Heights City Hall will be closed until noon on Thursday, July 8th in response to Elsa. All residents are encouraged to bring in their trash cans and recycle bins as well as anything else that may get picked up in the expected high winds and to be prepared for power outages that may occur.
  • All Clay County Schools summer programs including meal services and extracurricular activities will be CANCELED tomorrow, July 7th, due to inclement weather expected from Elsa. All schools and district offices will be closed and are set to reopen on Thursday, July 8.
  • Clay County Board of County Commissioners government offices and facilities will delay opening until noon on Wednesday, July 7, at a minimum, as a precaution for Hurricane Elsa. This includes the County Administration Building services, Tax Collector Office, Property Appraiser Office, and Supervisor of Elections Office.
  • All public library branches will close at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 6, and delay opening until noon, at a minimum, tomorrow.
  • Clay County Animal Services will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 7, resuming operations on Thursday, July 8.
  • All reservations for cabin rentals and overnight stays at Camp Chowenwaw County Park have been canceled for Tuesday, July 6, Wednesday, July 7. The pool at Camp Chowenwaw is also closed on Wednesday and the YMCA day camp is canceled for Wednesday.
  • The Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility will delay opening until noon on Wednesday, July 7, at a minimum. The Environmental Convenience Centers are normally closed on Wednesday and will open on Thursday, July 8, as regularly scheduled.
  • Waste Management will not be collecting garbage, recyclables, and yard waste on Wednesday, July 7, due to predicted heavy rains, winds, and possible street flooding. Collection will resume on Thursday, July 8, beginning with Wednesday’s routes. Anticipate a one-day delay in the collection schedule for garbage and recycling. Thursday’s routes will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s routes will be collected on Saturday.
  • Green Cove Springs City Hall will delay opening until noon on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at a minimum, as a precaution for Hurricane Elsa.


  • Nassau County Schools summer programs are canceled for July 7, 2021 in anticipation of the impact of Tropical Storm Elsa. This includes Minds on a Mission, ESY, VPK, STARRS Summer Camp, and all other extracurricular activities. Twelve-month employees should report to work as normal or take leave according to district procedures.
  • Due to Tropical Storm Elsa, there will be no curbside collection service on Wednesday, July 7 for Waste Management customers in the City of Fernandina Beach. Residential customers will be serviced on a one-day delay the remainder of the week (Wednesday customers will be serviced Thursday, Thursday customers will be serviced Friday, and Friday customers will be serviced Saturday). Advanced Disposal - City of Fernandina Beach has updated www.wmfloridastorm.com with the information.” -- City of Fernandina Beach


Wells Fargo Macclenny branch will be closed on July 7. Customers are encouraged to check www.wellsfargo.com for real-time information on specific branch closures and delayed openings.


“Due to Tropical Storm Elsa’s projected path, the district’s schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 7th. All student activates will also be cancelled for Wednesday. Stay safe Tornadoes!” -- Bradford County School District


  • Columbia County Board of County Commissioners – Normal County office operations have been suspended due to Tropical Storm Elsa. County employees are serving in their respective dual roles at shelter operations, emergency center operations, public works, and damage assessment. Office buildings are closed Wednesday, July 7.

The following government offices are closed July 7:

  • Columbia County Courts
  • Tax Collector
  • Property Appraiser
  • Supervisor of Elections.

Garbage Pick-up will commence when storm winds are below 30 mph. If citizen’s garbage is not picked up tomorrow, it will be picked up on Thursday.

The following government office will be open tomorrow.

  • Columbia County Board of County Commissioners
  • Columbia County Courts
  • Columbia County Clerk of Courts
  • Columbia County Tax Collector
  • Columbia County Property Appraiser
  • Columbia County Supervisor of Elections
  • City of Lake City

LINK: Sandbags, shelters, and power generators: Columbia County prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa


  • Glynn County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. Glynn County is also under a Flood Watch due to the expected 3-6 inches of rain, but will experience minimal storm surge in typical flood prone areas. If you are unsure if you are in a flood prone area, check out the flood maps for your area here: https://glynncounty.org/1658/Web-Flood-Maps.
  • Due to anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Elsa, all Glynn County Schools student activities and summer programs will be closed on Wednesday, July 7.
  • Closures for July 7, 2021, include summer programs at all Glynn County Public Schools, Jekyll Island outdoor activities, Glynn County public pools, and Glynn County Magistrate and Citation Court.
  • Republic Services offers a yard debris service for Glynn County residents. Call 912-964-2211 to schedule pickup after the storm.
  • For downed trees in the roadway, water and sewer outages, or any downed power lines, call the non-emergency call center number at 912-554-3645. For all other emergencies, call 911.
  • Updates will be available at www.glynncounty.org.


Due to Tropical Storm Elsa, all summer school activities, student athletic activities, and summer feeding services are cancelled for Wednesday, July 7th.

All activities will resume Thursday, July 8th, as scheduled.


Due to the threat of inclement weather from Tropical Storm Elsa, all Ware County Schools offices and campuses will be closed Wednesday, July 7, 2021. All athletic events and practices scheduled for Wednesday have also been cancelled.


All local government offices in Camden County, including the Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine, closed at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7. Offices are anticipated to open with regular business hours on Thursday, July 8, 2021. -- Camden County EMA

Check back for updates.