UPDATED: Central Alabama closings, cancellations due to coronavirus threat

Coronavirus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Numerous events and gatherings across Alabama are being canceled or postponed as a result of the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

See below for a list of canceled local activities. If you have information regarding an event cancellation, please email webstaff@cbs42.com.

CANCELED CENTRAL ALABAMA EVENTS

  • SPORTING EVENTS
    • MARCH 12- : Birmingham Barons to have their season delayed until further notice.
    • MARCH 20- :Barons games National Anthem auditions on March 16 have been canceled. Interested applicants can submit a video audition to sbeck@barons.com through March 20 at 5 pm.
    • MARCH 12- : Birmingham Bulls, SPHL will suspend their season until further notice. 
    • MARCH 14: The NCAA Division II Track and Field and Women’s Basketball, set for the Birmingham CrossPlex, has been canceled for March 14.
    • MARCH 14 -: Hoover City Ballparks closed with a date to reopen to be determined.
    • APRIL 2-3: State Archery Championship canceled
    • APRIL 18: The Negro Southern League Museum’s Jackie Robinson Street Festival has been postponed. A new date will be released later.
  • CONCERTS
    • MARCH 26: The Black Veils Concert at Sloss Furnaces has been postponed. A new date will be released at a later time.
    • MARCH 28: Ventriloquist/Singer Darci Lynn has postponed her concert at the BJCC scheduled for March 28.
    • APRIL 3,4,18,19,25,25: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be canceling their concerts on April 3, 4, 24 and 25. They will also be postponing concerts on April 18 and 19.
    • APRIL 16: Celtic Woman Celebration tour at the BJCC Concert Hall has been postponed until further notice.
  • CHARITY EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
    • MARCH 12 – : All GBHS Events – “Beginning Thursday, March 12, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is temporarily suspending all on-site and off-site events.”
    • APRIL 16- : The Kids Health and Fun Expo at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall has been postponed until further notice.
  • LOCAL & STATE GOVERNMENT
    • MARCH 12-31: Capitol Tours suspended for the rest of March
    • MARCH 12-31: City of Tuscaloosa cancels all city-hosted public events
    • MARCH 15- : The BCRI temporarily closed beginning March 15, date to re-open will be announced.
    • MARCH 16- : Hoover Municipal Court sessions canceled until Thursday, April 16.
    • MARCH 16- : All Jasper Park and Recreation activities are suspended until further notice.
    • MARCH 16- : Tuscaloosa Municipal Court closed from March 16 until April 16
    • MARCH 16- : Birmingham parks now closed
    • MARCH 17-APRIL 16: The Town of Harpersville has suspended all public activities at the Community Center, Senior Center, Public Library, and Municipal Park.
    • MARCH 17: The Pelham Court docket scheduled for March 17 has been postponed
    • MARCH 17: All Helena City Court for Tuesday, March 17 is canceled. All cases set for that day are continued to April 28 at 4:00 p.m.
    • MARCH 17-APRIL 6: City of Bessemer administrative offices and buildings are closed to the public.
    • MARCH 23- : Marion County Courthouse closed to the public.
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES
    • MARCH 12 – : Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema closed with target reopen date of Thursday, March 26
    • MARCH 14: The 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed. A new date has not been announced yet.
    • MARCH 15 -: Birmingham Public Library locations closed until further notice
    • MARCH 15- : Hoover Public Library will be closed and will reopen March 16 with lobby services only.
    • MARCH 15-: The Ashville (Ashville, AL) Senior Center will be closed for 30 days
    • MARCH 15-: The Ashville Museum and Archives will be closed until April 6
    • MARCH 16- : Hoover Recreation Center will be closed with the exception of the walking track.
    • MARCH 16- : Hoover Met Complex closed with the exception of the walking track at the Finley Center.
    • MARCH 16- : Hoover Senior Center will be closed with a re-opening date to be announced.
    • MARCH 16- : “…McWane Science Center will be closing to the public on Monday, March 16.  The health and safety of our visitors and staff are our highest priority, and it is because of this we will be closing for the time being.  We have set a tentative reopen date the first week of April, we will keep the public posted through our website and social media sites.”
    • MARCH 16 : The main office for AIDS Alabama will be closed “with the exception of confirmed appointments.” Services provided by AIDS Alabama will still be provided to their clients.
    • MARCH 16 – MARCH 22: All Tuscaloosa Public Library locations will be temporarily closed starting Monday, March 16 through at least Sunday, March 22.
    • MARCH 16: Life Time Fitness clubs will be closing March 16 until further notice.
    • MARCH 16: Urban Air Trampoline Park closing March 16 until further notice.
    • MARCH 16: YMCA of Greater Birmingham will be clsoing March 16 until further notice.
    • MARCH 17-31: “The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum will be closed from March 17, 2020, through March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus.”
    • MARCH 17: Hoover walking tracks at Hoover Recreation Center and the Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex are closed to the public. This also includes the EXPLORE playground and Splash Pad.
    • MARCH 19: The Birmingham Zoo will be closing their doors to the public starting March 19.
    • MARCH 21: The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has canceled its March 21 Sakura/Cherry Blossom Festival.
    • MARCH 22: The Bridal Lux Wedding Show
    • MARCH 24-29: UniverSoul Circus at Legion Field, has been postponed. Dates for future shows will be announced later. Promoters have said they will honor tickets that have been previously purchased.
    • MARCH 31: Gold’s Gym will be closing all corporate-owned gyms starting March 31. Privately-owned gyms will stay open at their own discretion.
    • APRIL 2-5: Alabama Auto Show postponed to June 25-28.
    • APRIL 18-19: Maxwell Air and Space Show at the Maxwell Air Force Base has been canceled.
    • APRIL 18: Kids health and fun expo at BJCC.
    • APRIL 19: The BHM26.2 Birmingham Marathon has been postponed to Oct. 4.
    • APRIL 25: The Cullman Regional Foundation has postponed the Gala XIX on April 25. It has been rescheduled for June 6.

CANCELED SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY CLASSES & GATHERINGS

  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    • Classes to be held online for spring and summer semesters
    • Spring commencement is canceled
    • All on-campus events for the rest of the semester are canceled; all summer abroad programs are canceled
    • Students are asked not to return to campus following spring break
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB)
    • Classes to be held remotely; students not to return after Spring Break
    • “Instead of on-campus commencement ceremonies this spring, UAB will host virtual/alternative commencement ceremonies.”
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    • MARCH 16-APRIL 10: Classes to be held online/remotely
  • TROY UNIVERSITY
    • MARCH 16-APRIL 6: Classes to be held online or via alternative delivery formats
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
    • MARCH 13 -: Moving to online-only courses for the foreseeable future
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY
    • MARCH 30 -: All classes moved to online-only once Spring Break ends. Students are not to return to campus for the foreseeable future.
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    • MARCH 12-31: All events on the Shelton State Community College Martin and Fredd Campuses are canceled; this does not include classes. All athletic events suspended through March 30.
  • A.G. GASTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB -ALL LOCATIONS
    • Closed starting March 16-April 6.
    • Spring Break Camp (March 23-27) is canceled.
  • ADVENT EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
    • Closed starting March 16
  • ALABASTER CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed starting March 16 with an anticipated return date of Monday, April 6 
  • ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
    • All classes will be discontinued at this time. Alternative instruction plans are being developed by each ACCS college
  • BESSEMER CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed March 16 to students and majority of staff until March April 6. School administration and custodians report on March 16
  • BIRMINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed to students and employees effective immediately from March 14 until April 6.
  • BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE
    • MARCH 30-END OF SPRING TERM: Online class instruction will begin March 30 and will continue through the end of the spring term. All athletics activities, including practice and games, will be suspended after March 20 through the end of the spring term. Residential students should now depart campus as soon as they are reasonably able to do so, with expected departure by 5 p.m. Monday, March 16. 
  • BLOUNT COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • Closed from March 16 through April 3.
  • CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • All classes and activities will be closed until April 6.
  • COOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • Closed until April 6.
  • EPHESUS ACADEMY
    • Closed March 16-April 6
  • FAIRFIELD CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed until Monday, April 6, 2020, unless otherwise noted. “We will offer expanded meal services during the school closure. Dates and details will be provided as soon as planning is finalized. Parents should note that meals will not be provided during our scheduled spring break, March 23-27, 2020. An extended meal service plan will be provided if needed before April 5, 2020.”
  • GLAD TIDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    • Classes will be closed until April 6 for Grades 1-7. 
  • HALEYVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
    • Classes will be closed Tuesday, March 17 to April 6.
  • HOMEWOOD CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed to students and employees effective immediately from March 14 until April 6.
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO
    • MARCH 30-APRIL 10: Classes will be taught online. All campus events have been canceled.
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • All schools are closed until the school system reopens on April 6.
  • JCCEO
    • All Early Head Start, Head Start and Childcare Partnership Centers closed with a tentative return date of April 6. The Adult Day Health Care and Senior Nutrition Centers will close on March 18 and will re-open tentatively on April 6.
  • LEEDS CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed starting March 16
    • All activities and practices are canceled
  • MARION COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • Classes closed beginning March 16. Target date to reopen is April 6.
  • MIDFIELD CITY SCHOOLS
    • The school system will be closed March 16 through April 3.
  • MILES COLLEGE
    • Miles College will suspend in-person instruction and begin transitioning to online-only classes starting March 16 through the end of the Spring Semester
  • MOUNTAIN BROOK CITY SCHOOLS
    • Schools in the system will transition to online school starting March 16 until April 3.
  • ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed starting March 16
  • PELHAM CITY SCHOOLS
    • Pelham City Schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16 with a planned return date of April 6.
  • PELL CITY SCHOOLS
    • The school system will be closed starting March 16 and remain closed through April 5.
  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • Shelby County Schools will remain closed until April 6. Twelve-month employees and school nurses should report to work on March 16. Information regarding breakfast and lunch meal services for those students who need it will be communicated during the day on March 16.
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    • Spring break extended from March 16 until March 27. Classes to resume to online only from March 30 to April 3 (normal operations will be re-evaluated this day).
  • ST. CLAIR COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • Schools in the system are closed and will resume normal operations on April 6. They will plan to serve meals for their lunch program in the designated sites beginning March 16. The following employee groups are required to be at work on March 16: all 12 month employees, all nurses, all custodians, all CNP workers, and all bookkeepers.
  • SUMITON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
    • Classes closed through April 6.
  • TALLADEGA CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed March 17 until April 6.
  • TALLADEGA COLLEGE
    • In-person classes will be suspended starting March 20. Course instruction will be provided online throughout the remainder of the spring semester. All non-essential travel and large group events have been suspended until further notice.  
  • TARRANT CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed starting March 16.
  • TRUSSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
    • Closed starting March 16 tentatively through April 3.
    • Twelve-month employees should report to school/department site Monday only to prepare for the long term closure
    • TCS website and In the Loop will be used to inform parents during the closure
  • VESTAVIA HILLS CITY SCHOOLS
    • All school facilities will be closed to students and employees beginning March 16 until April 6.
  • WALKER COUNTY SCHOOLS
    • All schools are closed beginning March 16 until April 6.
  • WINFIELD SCHOOLS
    • All schools closed from March 16 to April 6.

CANCELED RELIGIOUS AND CHURCH EVENTS

  • CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS
    • Services will be streamed online at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • TEMPLE EMANU-EL
    • Services will be provided online for Friday night services.
  • TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    • Services will be streamed online via the church’s Facebook.

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