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.
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.
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 is asking students to leave campus by Friday, March 20. Remote learning will begin on Monday, March 23.
See each school’s website for additional details.
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 (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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The 43rd annual Ellen McAnally Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled. The parade was scheduled for Saturday in downtown Huntsville.
Reba has postponed her upcoming arena tour, originally scheduled to launch next weekend. The newly rescheduled dates launch July 9 in Huntsville, AL.
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.