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Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

March 27, 2020 Click to view Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks; supports Health Officer’s order for non-essential businesses

The City of Huntsville will enforce the Alabama Department of Public Health’s order announcing the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and athletic facilities through April 17. The City has consistently followed the Centers for Disease Control and Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines. While the State order takes effect at 5 p.m. on March 28, the City will implement certain restrictions in its parks immediately. Read Health Department Order HERE “This is [more]

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Air Quality Forecast March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 Click to view Air Quality Forecast March 27, 2020

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

March 22, 2020 Click to view EMA Recommends Residents Make Severe Weather Shelter Plans

The National Weather Service in Huntsville is forecasting storms this week, some possibly severe, and the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is recommending residents consider their plan for shelter. The decision to seek protection in a community storm shelter may be more difficult this spring by restrictions in place for COVID-19. “Each individual needs to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from strong winds or tornado,” said Jeffrey Birdwell, Director of the Huntsville Madison Emergency Management Agency. At [more]

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COVID-19 Shapes Fire & Rescue Response

March 20, 2020 Click to view COVID-19 Shapes Fire & Rescue Response

Keeping our community safe is the top priority of the City of Huntsville’s Fire and Rescue Department. This includes protecting the health and safety of our Firefighters and EMS workers so they can continue to deliver the highest level of service to you and your family. As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, it is important we all take steps to protect our first responders who are on the frontline of treating our citizens. Please follow [more]

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City of Huntsville Closes Recreation Centers

March 20, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville Closes Recreation Centers

The City of Huntsville continues to review operational procedures in response to the COVID-19 virus. In keeping with the most updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health, the City will close all of its recreational centers to the public effective immediately. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents should “separate and sanitize.” Read more about prevention strategies from the Centers for Disease Control. For the latest updates on [more]

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12th Session HPD Citizen’s Academy Postponed

March 19, 2020 Click to view 12th Session HPD Citizen’s Academy Postponed

In cooperation with COVID-19 protocol, Huntsville Police will be postponing the 12th Session of The Citizen’s Academy that was to start April 14th. You can follow us on Nextdoor or look for another media release with an updated start date on the course and when to re-register.

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New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

March 19, 2020 Click to view New State Health Department Regulations to Impact City of Huntsville

The Public Health Officer for the State of Alabama released a new list of stringent containment policies for communities to follow to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These include full school closures, senior center closures, preschool and childcare closures, nursing home restrictions, delayed elective-medical procedures, limited gatherings of no more than 25 persons, bar closures, and no on-premise consumption of food and beverages in restaurants. Mayor Tommy Battle said the City of [more]

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Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020 Click to view Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response

Mayor Tommy Battle will hold a daily update with Huntsville area government leaders this week to provide the public with the most current information on the City of Huntsville’s COVID-19 response. The briefings will be held at 12 p.m. this Tuesday – Friday, March 17-20, at 12 p.m. The updates will be broadcast on HSV TV and live-streamed on the City of Huntsville website and on the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/HuntsvilleCity.​  Information and briefing videos will be posted daily at HuntsvilleAL.gov/COVID19.

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Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

March 16, 2020 Click to view Parks & Recreation modifies operating hours; team sporting events and activities canceled

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation department is making adjustments in operations to protect public health.  At present, facilities will remain open to the public on a modified schedule, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to allow workers to perform a deep clean on the weekends. The adjusted hours apply to parks, recreation centers and pools. Patrons are asked to observe the Centers for Disease Control guidelines [more]

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City of Huntsville COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2020 Click to view City of Huntsville COVID-19 Update

Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, and local health care and public safety partners will hold a news conference on Monday, March 16, at noon to update the public on the COVID-19 response. The Mayors and Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong have been regular communication with EMA, hospitals, HEMSI, ADPH, Redstone Arsenal and state partners on timely and coordinated action items to prevent the spread [more]

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