Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announces temporary closure

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced Saturday that it will close temporarily to the public beginning Sunday, March 15.

In a news release, the reason for the closure was listed as a “public health precaution due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).” Currently, six people have tested positive for the virus in Alabama and Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency Friday.

At this time, no re-opening date has been determined and updates will be provided on a week-to-week basis via the institute’s social media and website.

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