Coronavirus (COVID-19): Huntsville/Madison County, AL Travel Information
Last updated April 9 at 10:23 a.m. Central Standard Time
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From the Alabama Department of Public Health:
Click here to see the amount of confirmed cases in Alabama. Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said as a prevention effort, the department is advising people to avoid groups of 25 or more and to practice good hygiene and social distancing. For senior citizens or people with chronic health problems, the ADPH recommends no gatherings of 10 or more other than family.
- Hospitals and Nursing Home/Long Term Care Facilities (including Assisted Living and Specialty Care Assisted Living Facilities) shall prohibit visitation.
- Alabama Public Schools will go to online classes only to reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus.
If you have questions about if you should get tested or how to go about getting tested please call this hotline: 1-888-264-2256
See up-to-date travel advisories from the CDC here.
By order of the Governor, all restaurants throughout Alabama are now drive-thru only or pickup / delivery only. You can order locally at GrubSouth.com.
Closures, Cancellations and Delays
The CVB is in close contact with our hospitality partners and will update this list as the situation evolves. The Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center and Huntsville International Airport visitors kiosk will be closed until further notice.
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Several concerts and events scheduled to take place at the Von Braun Center have been cancelled or postponed. Visit the Von Braun Center's website for more details.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum is closed through May 22.
Space Camp is closed through Sunday, May 22.
Huntsville Botanical Garden is closed until further notice.
Burritt on the Mountain living history museum is closed until further notice.
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is closed until further notice.
The Huntsville Museum of Art is closed until further notice.
Weeden House Museum and Garden is closed until further notice.
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre has suspended all services, camps, and performances.
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is closed until further notice.
Stars and Strikes is closed until further notice.
Stand Up Live s closed until further notice.
Cathedral Caverns State Park has stopped tours until further notice
The Whistlestop Festival scheduled for May 1-2 has been cancelled.
The Huntsville Championship, scheduled for April 20 - 26, has been cancelled.
Arts Huntsville's Panoply Arts Festival has been cancelled for 2020.
All Huntsville City recreation centers are closed to the public effective immediately.
All branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be closed until further notice.
All public events at Hays Nature Preserve including Earth Day on April 18th have been cancelled until further notice.
All guided hikes for the Land Trust of North Alabama are cancelled until further notice.
The SPHL Huntsville Havoc Hockey season has been cancelled.
The Rocket City Brewfest set for May 16 has been postponed.
The Thursday night Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has been postponed until late April.
The UAH ChargerCon set for April 17 has been cancelled.
The special tours and experiences of Touronimo are cancelled until further notice.
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra has cancelled all events through May 3.
Various shows in the Tangled String Concert Series are cancelled or postponed.
Broadway Theatre League productions of Escape to Margaritaville, Choir of Man, and Rain have been rescheduled.
All United States Tennis Association events have been suspended. See the Huntsville Tennis Center website for more details.
How to Help our Community and Hospitality Partners
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health threat, there are still things you can do to help support the Huntsville/Madison County community. Whether you're a local or a visitor, your support can go a long way in lending a helping hand to small business owners and others during this time.
Huntsville International Airport
Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is working to ensure the facility adheres to all of the CDC recommended cleaning protocol and procedures. They ask that passengers utilize free-standing hand sanitizer stations as well as wash hands, cough into their arms and simply not come to the airport if you are not feeling well. We would also like to communicate that in meeting with TSA and Airline representatives we are assured that they are also implementing more strenuous standards to protect both employees and passengers.
If you fall ill, Huntsville/Madison County is serviced by these hospitals. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
- Huntsville Hospital: (256) 265-1000
- Madison Hospital: (256) 265-2012
- Crestwood Medical Center: (256) 429-4000
Various Huntsville hotels are offering special discounted rates for students and medical workers that have been displaced:
- Hampton Inn & Suites - Airport
- Hampton Inn & Suites - Hampton Cove
- Hampton Inn & Suites - South Parkway/Arsenal
- Holiday Inn Express - Airport
- Holiday Inn - Research Park
- Drury Inn & Suites
- Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa
- Westin and Element Huntsville
Huntsville, Madison & Madison County Information:
Public Health Resources
We encourage visitors to practice good hygiene habits by following these tips from the Center for Disease Control:
Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. It is suggested that a 20-second washing is appropriate.
Maintain social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. The virus enters the body through these three areas.
Practice respiratory hygiene. Cover you mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissues when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.