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

Last updated August 4 at 10:55 a.m. Central Standard Time

 

See a list of resources and financial assistance opportunities for Huntsville/Madison County hospitality workers here.

 

From the Alabama Department of Public Health:

See the latest from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. An updated Safer at Home order is effective through August 31 at 5:00 pm. 

The State of Alabama has issued a health order requiring most people to wear face coverings in public places through August 31st. 

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 practice good hygiene, to wear protective face coverings, and to maintain social distancing.

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.

Closures and Reopening Announcements

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 socially distanced modifications. Please note that protective face masks are highly encouraged while visiting both the downtown airport locations.

See our Calendar of Virtual Events here >>>

List of Open Attractions

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.

The Alabama Constitution Hall Historic Park & Museum and the Historic Huntsville Depot properties are now open with revised hours. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required. Tours at Alabama Constitution Hall Park are offered at 11 am and 2 pm Wednesday-Friday, with one on Saturdays at 2 pm. Family History Mornings will take place Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm. Tours at the Historic Huntsville Depot are offered Wednesday-Saturday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. 

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 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.

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

 

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.

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is temporarily closed.

The CVB's guided historic district walking tours have been cancelled for October 2020.

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

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

This year's Arts Huntsville Concerts in the Park series has been cancelled.

Spring/summer Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment have 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 Zimsculpt exhibit at the Huntsville Botanical Garden has been postponed until further notice.

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

2020 Hamfest has been cancelled.

This year's Microwave Dave Day has been postponed. An alternative virtual event will take place on June 28 on the Microwave Dave YouTube channel.

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 SMD Symposium will be a virtual-only event, starting August 4.

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.

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

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:

Virtual Events

See our full Calendar of Virtual Events here >>>

Alabama Summer Skies
Navigate your way through what's up in the summer in this live, guided tour of the night sky. Learn to find stars, constellations, planets, and other far-out objects (such as nebulae and even galaxies) with imagery from telescopes like Hubble. A traditional...
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...
Art Deco Glass from the David...
Characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, and bright colors, the Art Deco glass movement began, in part, as a reaction against the elaborate and ornate style of Art Nouveau in the late 19th century. Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection...
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...
BIKES & BREWS
This leisurely group bicycle ride around downtown Huntsville is carefully routed to avoid major roads and hit the hot spots on the Downtown Craft Beer Trail while the group stays together for safety. There are usually about 5 one-hour stops. The route changes...

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. As of Monday, May 18, 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 and Airline 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 / Closings

Madison City Updates / Closings

Madison County Government Updates

 

Public Health Resources 

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization (WHO)

City of Huntsville COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

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.