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

Last updated September 15 at 4:56 p.m. Central Standard Time

 

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

See the latest from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

  • Currently, there are no restrictions for those traveling to Alabama.
  • Masks are no longer mandated statewide, but individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people.
  • Sign up to get your vaccine.

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.

Huntsville Reopening Guide for Visitors: Mask Requirements and More

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List of Open Attractions and Confirmed Events

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum is open with social distancing modificationsMasks are required. Pre-purchased, timed tickets are encouraged. The Rocket Center is closed on Mondays.  

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

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

Huntsville Botanical Garden is open with social distancing modifications.  Masks are encouraged indoors.

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is open with social distancing modifications. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated patrons.

Burritt on the Mountain is open with social distancing modifications. Masks are required indoors.

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. Masks are encouraged.

The Huntsville Havoc has released their 2020-21 game schedule. Masks are required at the Von Braun Center.

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.

Shenanigans Comedy Theatre  is open with social distancing modifications.

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

Huntsville Stand Up Live is open with social distancing modifications.

The Alabama A&M University football season will resume in Spring 2021.

The University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers men's hockey team have released their 2020-21 schedule.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas have released their 2021 game schedule. The opener is on May 11, 2021. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated guests.

Seasonal Events and Festivals

The Concerts in the Park music series will return for 202, starting June 7.

The 2021 Huntsville Coffee & Tea Festival has been confirmed for August 29.

The Crush Wine & Food Festival will return September 25, 2021.

Free, guided historic district walking tours will be offered October 2 and 9 for the Five Points and Old Town Historic Districts.

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

Several Von Braun Center concerts and events that were previously postponed are now being rescheduled. 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 Thursday night Biergarten at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has been postponed until further notice.

The 2021 Oktoberfest at Redstone Arsenal has been postponed.

The 2021 Madison Street Festival has been cancelled.

The 2021 Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll has been cancelled.

Homes will not be open for touring for the 2021 Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour, however, luminaries will be on display for driving or walking tours.

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

Mask Up, Huntsville

You don’t have to be in Huntsville to grab your own Keep Your Space face mask. Get yours online! Additional Huntsville + Madison designs available. Don't forget to post a photo with the hashtag #MaskUpHuntsville!

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Virtual Events

See our full Calendar of Virtual Events here >>>

9/11 and Beyond: Photographs from...
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this exhibition looks back at the World Trade Center’s construction, destruction, and slow reemergence through 50 hand-selected photographs from the archives of The Associated Press. Organized by the Huntsville...
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...
County Line Road Concert Series
September 19 Good Vibe Tribe September 26 CALYPSO VISION
Downtown Walking Tours
Choose from a number of tours to learn more about Huntsville's history. Denise Swain is passionate about research, storytelling and keeping the legacy of significant people and places alive. Book a tour here or call for a step-on guide for a group.
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit
Developed by subject experts from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Drones: Is The Sky The Limit? explores the modern phenomenon of drones, their uses throughout history and the exciting possibilities of the future...

Food Delivery and Outdoor Dining Options

Restaurants, breweries, and similar establishments are now operating at regular capacity, with considerations made for distancing and sanitization guidelines. 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 local services like GrubSouth or Rocket City Delivered.

Bonus: Be sure to check out our lists of local restaurants with outdoor seating.

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 not feeling well. 

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.

Huntsville hotels offering special discounted rates for caregivers and first responders:

 

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.