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Info about COVID-19 in North Alabama

Friday, March 27, 2020

updated 524am 3/29/20

Part of the WLRH community service mission to keep our listeners informed. A continually updated list of resources and information regarding the current COVID-19 Outbreak are available here. Click here for the One Minute At A Time podcast.

Health and Testing Information

Alabama's corona virus testing hotline is 1-888-264-2256

Alabama's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard - cases by county of residence, total number of people tested and testing locations published in real-time.



Huntsville Hospital - Updated Visitation Policy  Huntsville Hospital Covid-19 Updates 


Updates and Resources

General Updates and Information Live Updates - Coronavirus COVID-19 news and developments, resources for families, businesses and all Alabamians, to know facts on travel, schools, doctors, hospitals and businesses updated live.

Downtown Huntsville Inc. - Running List Of Downtown Huntsville Restaurants & Retail Stores Expanding Delivery Due To Coronavirus Measures

NPRs Coronavirus Daily - A 10 minute daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well as society and culture.

WHNT-TV - Updates on impacts affecting Schools, Businesses, Activites, and Sports

Arts Huntsville Individual Artist Emergency Grant Fund - provides economic support to local visual and performing artists

Students and Families

Alabama Public Television Education -  free, trusted digital resources , including videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. These resources align with state standards, are customizable, and can be fully integrated with digital teaching platforms like Google Classroom and Remind.

Hudson Alpha Sharable Science - Videos about Coronavirus and COVID-19

Rocket City Mom- 

-- Tips on Homeschooling

-- Entertaining & Educating Kids at home during School Closures

Artists, Businesses, and Organizations

Arts Huntsville - COVID-19 Resources for Artists

Would your church or organization like to set up a blood drive to support Red Cross of North Alabama? Call 256-536-0084.

Info on small business loans through Neighborhood Concepts - Call 256-534-0075 or visit the Neighborhood Concepts website.

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce - Information on COVID-19 for the Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama community, including business resources, tips for working from home, and more.

US Small Business Administration - COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


City and State Government Updates


Dekalb County Government Offices -   Dekalb County Commission update on COVID-19

City of Huntsville (municipal) - State of Emergency.  City services remain open. Bus system remains operational, but is subject change. City of Huntsville Covid-19 Response and Information

Huntsville Parks and Rec - Parks and Rec facilities are closed. Parks and Greenways remain open, with tightened restrictions.

Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center-  CLOSED through April 3. 

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library - CLOSED unitl further notice.

Madison County Courthouse and County Offices -  Beginning March 16, all traffic and small claims court dockets in Madison County Circuit Court are suspended. Beginning March 23, all jury trials in Madison County Circut Court will be suspended.


Closings and Updates

Community and Business

Marshall Space Flight Center -  Mandatory Telework Status in effect. Marshall Center Director Statement on Coronavirus

Redstone Arsenal -  Redstone Arsenal is Open for Normal Operations. Health Protection Status: CHARLIE  Team Redstone COVID-19 Info

US Space and Rocket Center -  Museum and Space Camp Closed. USSRC Covid-19 Updates

Vob Braun Center -  Von Braun Center Postponed and Cancelled Events 


Schools and Universities

All Alabama public K-12 schools, will begin e-learning or distance learning from home starting on April 6, 2020. Students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the school year.

Athens City Schools -   Athens City Schools Contingency Plan

Huntsville City Schools -   Huntsville City Schools Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Madison City Schools -   Madison City Schools COVID-19 Updates

Madison County Schools -  Madison County Schools Coronavirus Information 

Randolph School -   Randolph Coronavirus Updates


Alabama A&M University - Moving classes online starting March 16, Dorms closing on March 20.  A&M Contingency Plan

Athens State University -  Classes move online startign March 23

Calhoun Community College -  Online teaching starting March 18 

Drake State - Online teaching from March 17 to April 3

Oakwood University - Oakwood Universtity Contingency Plan

University of Alabama in Huntsville - Starting March 16, UAH will not be offering face-to-face instruction. Coursework and tests will be provided through remote delivery or online. Spring Break will take place as scheduled from March 30 through April 3.   UAH COVID-19 Updates

Wallace State Community College - Online teaching from March 17 to April 3




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