Community centres, leisure centres, libraries and churches are shutting across the region as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Church of Scotland has halted all its services, including Easter, amid particular concern for elderly members of the congregation.
Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service will be made available on Radio Scotland Radio 4 instead, a spokesman said.
The Presbytery of Aberdeen and Scottish Episcopal Church also circulated advice to its churches.
This year’s General Assembly, due to open on May 16, with more 1,000 people in attendance, has also been called off.
Councillor Martin Greig, who was in attendance at St Machar’s Cathedral last service on Sunday, said: “It is a profoundly upsetting and unexpected turn of events.
“But it is only appropriate that we put the interests of the people first.
“It is important to keep the people safe and protect our health, but it is now more than ever for us to continue our mission and good work.”
Across Aberdeenshire, lets to school spaces, public halls and community centres closed at 6pm as did the community theatres in Aboyne, Alford, Mintlaw, Peterhead and Macduff.
A spokesman for Live Life Aberdeenshire said: “We are expecting other elements of our sport and cultural provision in Aberdeenshire to be affected, and will continue to update customers and the wider public as information becomes available.”
Western Isles Council said it was following advice from the Scottish Government to avoid non-essential social contact.
A spokesman said: “It is important to reiterate that these are precautionary measures which are being taken in order to follow Scottish Government guidelines.”