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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Huntsville/Madison County, AL Travel Information

Last updated November 23 at 9:14 a.m. Central Standard Time

 

COVID-19 Health Updates for Huntsville/Madison County and Alabama

Currently, there are no restrictions for those traveling to Alabama. See the latest from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. An updated Safer at Home order is effective through Friday, December 11, at 5:00 pm, which includes a mandated health order requiring most people to wear face coverings in public places through Friday, December 11, 2020.

Confirmed cases and testing sites: click here to see the amount of confirmed cases in Alabama. Day-to-day COVID-19 data for the Madison County health system can be found here, as well as information on testing site locations and hours. If you have questions about if you should get tested or how to go about getting tested please call 1-888-264-2256.

See up-to-date travel advisories from the CDC here.

Huntsville Attraction and Event Updates

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 the Huntsville International Airport visitors kiosk are now open with revised operating hours. Please note that protective face masks are required while visiting both the downtown and airport locations.

Visit Our Open Attractions

List of Open Attractions and Confirmed Events

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum is open with social distancing modifications and pre-purchased, timed tickets are required. Space Camp has also resumed operations through the summer, with plans to suspend week-long camps starting in September.

Piper and Leaf and the Gift Shop at Alabama Constitution Hall Historic Park & Museum are open.

The EarlyWorks Children's Museum is open with social distancing modifications. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required.

The Huntsville Museum of Art is open with social distancing modifications.

Huntsville Botanical Garden is open with social distancing modifications. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required.

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is open with social distancing modifications.

Burritt on the Mountain is open with social distancing modifications.

The Weeden House is open for tours with social distancing modifications.

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

The special tours and experiences of Touronimo are accepting small groups.

Stovehouse is reopen with modifications.

Stars and Strikes is open with social distancing modification.

Rocket City Arcade is open with social distancing modifications.

Shenanigans Comedy Theatre  is open with social distancing modifications.

Cathedral Caverns State Park has started tours with social distancing modifications

All Huntsville City recreation centers are open along with playgrounds, splash pads and pools. 

All branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are offering curbside service. 

Huntsville Stand Up Live is open with social distancing modifications.

The Huntsville Havoc office is open in limited fashion inside the Von Braun Center.

Seasonal Events

The 2020 City Lights and Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain will proceed with new health and safety measures in place.

This year's Huntsville Ghost Walks will continue as planned, each Friday and Saturday night throughout September and October. Attendees must wear face masks and tour sizes will be limited.

Holiday events: Check out our Holiday Magic page for a full list of events and activities happening through the holiday season, including returning favorites like the Galaxy of Lights, Skating in the Park, and Downtown Huntsville Tinsel Trail.

List of Closed Attractions, Cancelled and Postponed Events, and More

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.

Alabama Constitution Hall Historic Park & Museum and the Historic Huntsville Depot are closed until further notice.

The Madison Annual Christmas Parade has been cancelled. For updates on alternative Madison holiday events, visit madisonal.gov. 

Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theatre will not be presenting any in-person shows, camps, or classes through the end of 2020.

The Huntsville Ballet has cancelled all remaining performances for 2020. 

The Thursday night Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has been postponed until further notice.

The 2020 Rocket City Brewfest has been cancelled.

The 2020 Jazz in the Park series has been cancelled.

Tangled String Studios will not host concerts or events through 2021.

The 2020 Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll has been cancelled.

The 2020 Madison Street Festival has been cancelled. 

The Land Trust of North Alabama Concerts at Three Caves concert series has been cancelled for 2020.

2020 Hamfest has been cancelled.

This year's Taste of Huntsville has been cancelled and will resume in 2021.

The Tennessee Valley Jazz Society's Jazz-N-June on the Mountain has been postponed until 2021.

The 2020 Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.

The next Downtown Huntsville's Women in Music Weekend will take place March 2021.

The 2020 Alabama A&M University football season has been postponed.

The 2020 Rocket City Marathon will be a virtual event.

The Spirit of Christmas Past Homes Tour has been cancelled for 2020. The Luminaries Driving and Walking Tour will still be offered on December 12, 5-8 pm.

The Land Trust of North Alabama's Moon Dance has been cancelled for 2020.

Virtual Events

See our full Calendar of Virtual Events here >>>

10th Annual TINSEL TRAIL
Big Spring Park takes on a holiday glow with over 300 elaborately decorated trees. Enjoy a festive stroll through the park. Stop to watch the ice skaters. Enjoy a hot beverage or purple cup drink along the way. Create a full experience by adding dinner at one...
25th Annual Galaxy of Lights...
See Santa soar over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters spring to life, traditional holiday scenes, and much more. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young at heart.
Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Apollo: When We Went to the Moon , chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International...
Ballpark Tours
Come get a behind-the-scenes look at beautiful Toyota Field! For just $10 per person, tours will take guests through all areas of the stadium, including the clubhouse, field level, press box, suites, and 360-degree concourse. Groups must have a minimum of 5...
Botanical Garden Virtual Tour
The Garden is open with limited capacity and a new Golden Hour on Wednesday evenings, but if you prefer to stay home for now, take this virtual tour as an alternative. You might gain inspiration for making your own garden grow!

Food Delivery

The latest Safer at Home Order issued by the State of Alabama allows restaurants to now operate at limited capacity. Be sure to check with individual restaurants to confirm operating hours and available service. Remember: you can still support your favorite Huntsville eateries by ordering takeout or delivery! Order delivery through your favorite mobile apps or GrubSouth, or peruse these lists of venues offering curbside pickup/delivery:

Huntsville International Airport

Huntsville International Airport

Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is working to ensure the facility adheres to all of the CDC recommended cleaning protocol and procedures. All individuals entering the airport facility will be required to wear a protective face covering. 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. In meeting with TSA and Airline representatives, we are assured that they are also implementing more strenuous standards to protect both employees and passengers. 

Airport COVID-19 Information

 

Local Hospitals 

Huntsville Hospital

If you fall ill, Huntsville/Madison County is serviced by these hospitals. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Various Huntsville hotels are offering special discounted rates for students and medical workers that have been displaced:

 

Huntsville, Madison & Madison County Information:

Huntsville City Updates

Madison City Updates

Madison County Government Updates

 

Public Health Resources 

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization (WHO)

Madison County Health Department

 

We encourage visitors to practice good hygiene habits by following these tips from the Center for Disease Control:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.  It is suggested that a 20-second washing is appropriate.

  2. Maintain social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. The virus enters the body through these three areas.

  4. 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.

  5. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care.