Local school and business updates concerning the Coronavirus

Local school and business updates concerning the Coronavirus
WECT Coronavirus Update (Source: WECT)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The WAFF staff is receiving multiple calls, e-mails, and press releases every day.

Please check this article regularly for the latest updates on schools and businesses.

K-12 SCHOOL SYSTEMS

All Alabama public schools will be closed from March 19 through April 3. Classes are currently scheduled to resume Monday, April 6.

Several school systems have announced decisions to close on Monday, March 16. WAFF will update our closings list as superintendents announce plans.

Local restaurants still open
Local restaurants still open

LOCAL RESTAURANTS NOW OPEN

COLLEGES

- Alabama A&M - REMOTE LEARNING for the REMAINDER of SPRING SEMESTER

Classes will be delivered through electronic and virtual mechanisms and platforms starting Monday, March 16, 2020, until the end of the spring semester. No face-to-face, on-campus classes will be held. Spring break will continue as planned the week of March 30, 2020 through April 2, 2020. Classes will resume through electronic and virtual mechanisms and platforms starting Monday, April 6, 2020.

- Oakwood University - CURRENTLY OPEN, REMOTE LEARNING BEGINS MARCH 23

Oakwood University is asking students to leave campus by Friday, March 20. Remote learning will begin on Monday, March 23.

- Alabama Community College System - REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH APRIL 6

See each school’s website for additional details.

- The University of Alabama in Huntsville - REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH APRIL 6, re-evaluate following

Starting next week (March 16-20), UAH will not be offering face-to-face instruction. Coursework and tests will be provided through remote delivery or online. The campus will begin limiting face-to-face operations beginning Monday, March 16. Spring Break will take place as scheduled from March 30 through April 3

- The University of Alabama in Birmingham - REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH APRIL 6, re-evaluate following

- The University of Alabama - REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH APRIL 6, re-evaluate following

The University of Alabama (UA) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are scheduled for Spring Break next week (March 16-20). UA’s and UAB’s Spring Break will be extended through at least March 24. Each campus will notify students, faculty and staff when the semester will resume.

- ATHENS STATE UNIVERSITY - CURRENTLY OPEN and NORMAL OPERATIONS

At this time, the University continues to operate as normal. However, Administration is actively planning for a range of scenarios and potential short- and long-term impacts, with the main focus on the health and well-being of the University community as well as University operations.

- AUBURN UNIVERSITY - REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH APRIL 10

Auburn University will transition from on-campus instruction to remote beginning Monday, March 16. That means students are being asked not to return to campus after spring break. The policy runs through April 10 in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

- JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY - REMOTE LEARNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Classes will not meet in-person beginning Friday. The academic deans are working closely with faculty to determine continuity in course delivery, and more information will be sent soon.

- UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA - CURRENTLY OPEN, REMOTE LEARNING STARTS MARCH 29

Spring break at UNA is scheduled for March 22-28. The University will transition to remote learning from March 29-April 4. All students are encouraged to remain off campus during that time.

(Source: WAFF)

BUSINESSES

- The U.S. Space and Rocket Center - Museum closed, Space Camp open

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s priority is to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and employees. Due to the ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 virus and out of an abundance of caution, the Rocket Center is closing the museum, Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. The museum will remain closed through Friday, April 3, to limit potential exposure of COVID-19 to visitors and staff. We will assess the current situation, Friday, March 27 and provide an updated statement at that time.

- Rocket City Trash Pandas - NORMAL OPERATIONS

President and CEO Ralph Nelson said as of now the coronavirus is not impacting this weekend’s ticket sales or opening day on April 15th.

- Von Braun Center - NORMAL OPERATIONS

The VBC is working closely with meeting planners, artists, tour managers, and promoters. Event cancellations are at the discretion of those event organizers. If organizers decide to cancel or reschedule an upcoming event, we will work with them in making sure their guests are made aware

- PARKWAY PLACE - SCHEDULED EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Out of an abundance of caution and based on guidelines for public meetings and events from the CDC and other governmental agencies, we have made the decision to cancel or postpone all planned events, which includes our seasonal Easter Bunny photo program.

Huntsville’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on March 14, 2020.
Huntsville’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on March 14, 2020. (Source: WAFF)

EVENTS CANCELLED/POSTPONED

- HUNTSVILLE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The 43rd annual Ellen McAnally Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled. The parade was scheduled for Saturday in downtown Huntsville.

- REBA McENTIRE’S HUNTSVILLE CONCERT

Reba has postponed her upcoming arena tour, originally scheduled to launch next weekend. The newly rescheduled dates launch July 9 in Huntsville, AL.

- WORLDS of WORK at CALHOUN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Originally scheduled for March 19-20 at Calhoun Community College, the Worlds of Work event will be rescheduled at a later date, to be determined under more favorable conditions.

Evansville Red Cross needs healthy donors.
Evansville Red Cross needs healthy donors. (Source: WFIE)

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

- The Red Cross

- The North Alabama Food Bank

WECT Coronavirus Update
WECT Coronavirus Update (Source: WECT)

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