Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings,
Closures & Cancellations in & Around Huntsville
We’re starting to see a few more notices for closures in Huntsville and North Alabama due to Coronavirus precautions. We’re hoping to keep this list of places updated so you know if your favorite space is closed or your favorite event is canceled in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATED 3/14/2020 at 11:01 AM
Baby Shark Live! at the VBC rescheduled
Asbury Car Show & Kids Fest canceled
Matrix Gym Playcare closed until March 31 – the Gym will remain open
HSO Music Explorers Club canceled on March 21
HMA Drop In & Create canceled March 21
Huntsville Coffee & Tea Festival postponed to a later date TBA
Military & First Responder Family Day at Camp Maranatha rescheduled to April 25
All Alabama Public Schools closed March 18 – April 3 (to reopen April 6)
Randolph School online classes only March 16 – April 6
Madison Swim Association practices canceled until further notice
The Madison Senior Center will be closed until April 3
Madison City Parks & Rec suspending all activities now through March 29
All branches of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library’s programs canceled March 16-31
Bob Jones High School has canceled some sports events
Von Braun Center (VBC) canceled & postponed events here
Dollywood postpones Spring opening until March 28
Universal Studios Hollywood closed March 14-28
University of Montevallo expanded Spring Break, online classes only March 30 – April 10
Calhoun, Drake State, Gadsden State, & more online classes only March 17 – April 3
Huntsville Parks & Rec youth sports league events canceled through April 5
Fun with First Responders event on April 11 at The Camp canceled
St. John Paull II Catholic High School online classes only March 16 – April 13
Madison Baseball all games & events canceled through March 30
UNA online classes only March 29 – April 4
Encore Opera’s Cosi fan tutte Saturday performance
Huntsville City Schools extracurricular activities canceled March 16 – April 30 (some exceptions)
U.S. Space & Rocket Center closed March 14 – April 3
Von Braun Center Cancellations and Ticket Refund Policy
Biergarten at the US Space & Rocket Center postponed until late April
Youth Art Month opening at Huntsville Museum of Art on March 15 canceled
H2O…Oh Yeah! A World Water Day Celebration at Hays Nature Preserve on March 14 canceled
Easter Bunny Hop Party at Parkway Place Mall on March 21 canceled
HSSTA Spring Show on March 14 cancelled
Jacksonville State University – online classes only March 12 until further notice
Alabama BETA Club Convention March 25-27 cancelled
Disney World & Disney cruises closed until March 30
Huntsville Havoc hockey games have been suspended until further notice
Disney On Ice April 16-19, postponed until further notice
Monster Truck Jam April 3-5, postponed until further notice
Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14 canceled
Family Board Game Night at the Hogan YMCA canceled
Troy University – online classes only March 16-April 6
Lee High School Theatre’s “12 Angry Jurors” performance postponed until further notice
UA Huntsville – online classes only March 16-April 3
Disneyland closed from March 14-30
Rocket City Trash Pandas – season debut postponed
Auburn University – online classes only until April 10
Randolph School student travel & community service – canceled until further notice
Home Depot Free Kids Workshops – Canceled until further notice
Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops – Canceled until further notice
We will continue to add to this list as we learn of confirmed cancelations.
We think that knowledge is power. So we put together some frequently asked questions families might want to know with answers from the pros… not from some meme found on the Internet.
- What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?
- How is it different from the flu?
- How does COVID-19 impact pregnant women? Are they a higher risk if they contract the virus?
- Why are older adults more susceptible?
- How should families be reasonably preparing for a local outbreak?
- What’s the best way to disinfect your home?
- Are COVID-19 testing kits currently available in our area?
- How can I explain Coronavirus to my kids in a way that isn’t scary?
- How to manage family stress & anxiety during a pandemic.
- Coronavirus myths debunked
LOCAL SCHOOL PLANS
Auburn University – online classes until April 10th
Entertaining the Kids at Home
If you are sticking close to home here are some fun things to do while you’re laying low with the kids. We also threw in some places to play outside and away from crowds.
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