Coronovirus Closures and Cancellations around Birmingham

Many experts have advised that communities across the Country reduce and alter events that typically draw large crowds. As mentioned on our Facebook Page, we will continue to keep you updated on happenings around the city, however some of the events listed on our website may occur while others may be cancelled or postponed. If you don’t see your event listed, please check with the event websites to make sure everything is still going according to plan.

Closures and Cancellations in Birmingham

Alabama Schools will close effective Thursday March 19th and plan to reopen April 6th.
The following school systems have elected to close effective immediately:

Birmingham City Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Shelby County Schools
Chilton County Schools
Pell City
St Clair County
Trussville City
*Mountain Brook City Schools will be e-learning only from March 16 through March 18 before closing

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind:
AIDB will extend spring break by one week. All students will be sent home tomorrow, Friday 13, 2020. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation while our students are off campus and will remain in contact with parents and guardians. We expect students to return, as normally scheduled, on Sunday, March 29th to begin class on Monday, March 30th.

Alabama International Auto Show at the BJCC Exhibition Hall:
Scheduled for April 2-5, will be postponed to a later date.

Acting Out Academy:
1) Starting Monday March 16th we will be holding all classes via zoom. We will send information on how to do that soon!
2) Tomorrow’s Saturday classes are cancelled out of an abundance of caution. We will have a make-up class on Saturday May 16th.
3) Since many of us will now be home for spring break and mostly likely out of school for a while too, we will be adding a few extra online classes as well as doing Skype privates to keep everyone busy so stay tuned!

Alabama School of Fine Arts:
Online learning will begin Monday, March 16th and classes will resume on March 30th unless told otherwise.

Alabama Soccer:
At this time we will be suspending all play (ASL,Tournaments,Practice,Games) in Alabama associated with ASA through March 29th.

Aldridge Gardens:
All educational classes have been cancelled and will be rescheduled. This includes bird walks, field trips, and any other classes that are scheduled through Aldridge Gardens. Weddings that were anticipating attendance over 50 people have also been postponed to a future date.

Apple Stores:
All Apple stores closed until March 27th

Birmingham Barons:
2020 Season start date will be delayed. New start date TBD

Birmingham Bulls:
Suspended the 2019-2020 season effective immediately.

Birmingham Southern Athletics:
Will suspend all athletic activities after March 20th

Birmingham Southern:
Spring break will be extended for students by one week, concluding on April 3. Students are encouraged to remain at home after spring break when BSC will transition to online instruction.

Birmingham United Soccer Association:
All Games, Practices, Individual Sessions and other BUSA related activities have been canceled until March 30th, the Monday after our Spring Break Week in Birmingham.

Birmingham Volleyball Club:
Effective immediately all BVC activities are suspended. This includes tournaments (Heff Memorial Tournament scheduled for 3/14), all club team practices, practice player practices, agility & conditioning, court crashers, and any activities at the BVC Center. At this time, the suspension will last until March 22.

Brian Regan at the Alabama Theatre:
Performance taking place at on March 20 at the Alabama Theatre will be postponed. We are working to reschedule the date, and we will alert fans as soon as a new date has been scheduled. Fans should hold on to their tickets, which will be valid

Cher at the BJCC:
CHER has announced the postponement of all concerts on the “Here We Go Again Tour” effective immediately. The Birmingham, AL date scheduled for March 18, will not be re-scheduled due to impending renovations at the venue.  Refunds will be posted to credit card within 7-10 days.

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show at the BJCC:
Birmingham show for March 21st will be re-scheduled for a later date TBD

Darci Lynn and Friends at the BJCC Concert Hall:
March 28th show has been postponed with rescheduled date to be announced shortly:

Element Student Ministry at Trinity Methodist Church In Homewood:
All Element programs and Ministries cancelled until further notice

Emmet O’Neal Library:
Closed until further notice.

Exceptional Foundation:
Effectively immediately, The Exceptional Foundation will be closed for all daily programs and extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, we will have to postpone our prom that was set for Sunday, April 5. Schedule to re-open April 6th.

Gardendale Soccer Club:
ALL Gardendale Soccer Club practices and games have been suspended until March 29.

Greater Birmingham Humane Society:
Beginning Thursday, March 12 the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS), is temporarily suspending all on-site and off-site events. Please note that this suspension of events includes the Sips for Strays event on 3/12/2020 and the BMW Adoption Event on 3/14/2020.

High Point Climbing:
Will discontinue all group oriented events and programs effective Sunday, March 15th through March 31st. This includes all classes, youth programming, yoga, climbing leagues, and community events. If you currently have a group event or birthday party booked with us during this time, a High Point representative will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your booking options.

Hoover Public Library:
The Hoover Public Library will be closed Sunday, March 15th and will reopen for curbside delivery only beginning Monday, March 16th. Curbside delivery will be available during normal business hours. Patrons may call the library at 444-7800 to request items for pickup or use our online reserve system by visiting our web site at Also, during this time, the library will waive fines on all Hoover materials. In the meantime, patrons can access many online services, such as downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos and magazines as well as databases on our web site. Our wireless network will remain available to use in our parking lot. We will notify the community as soon as possible as to when we will return to normal operating business.

Lauren Daigle at the BJCC:
Reschedule all our upcoming shows through 4/29, including Birmingham. Reschedule dates, TBD

March Gourd Madness at the Clanton Performing Arts Center:
Event for March 20 & 21, 2020has been CANCELLED. Those signed up for classes will be refunded.

Mason Music:
In coordination with public health officials and our staff, we have made the decision to move our lessons online beginning this coming Monday, March 16.

McWane Science Center:
McWane Science Center will be closed until further notice, effective Monday, March 16. Check social media and website for updates.

Natural Hair Show at BJCC Exhibition Hall:
Birmingham Show for March 21st, postponed no new date at this time.

All Nike stores across the US closed until March 27th

Oak Mountain Pediatric Dentistry
Closing this week to all elective procedures and cleanings. Will still be available for emergencies.

Opera Birmingham:
Performances of Cinderella on March 20 and 22 are cancelled.

Samford University:
Beginning Monday, March 16, all Samford University courses will move to online instruction until at least April 6. Visit their coronavirus webpage for ongoing updates and more information.

Saturn Birmingham:
Beginning Monday 3/16 all shows will be suspended through 3/31

Shelby County Schools Sporting Events:
All sporting events cancelled until April 3rd.

Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema:
Sidewalk Cinema will be closing Thursday, March 12 with a target reopen date of Thursday, March 26, pending additional guidance from local authorities as well as the CDC and World Health Organization. Our 22nd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, August 24-30 is set to take place as scheduled.

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Soho Social
Event scheduled for March 17th is cancelled

SWAC Tournament Bartow Arena:
All SWAC games suspended.

The Bell Center:
Expanding Spring Break to begin 3/16

Trussville United Soccer Club:
At this time TUSC will be suspending all play through March 29th. This includes practice, games, tournaments, and friendly matches for all of our programs- Intramurals, Juniors, Recreational, Academy & Competitive.

University of Alabama, Birmingham:
UAB will be extending its originally scheduled spring break through at least March 24. Following spring break, students should not return to campus and will continue their course work via distance learning. Students, faculty and staff will be notified when the semester will resume. More info:

UniverSoul Circus at Legion Field:
Postponed. Dates for future shows will be announced at a later dates.

Vestavia Hill Library in the Forest:
Closed effective immediately until further notice. The lockers at Liberty Pharmacy will remain operable during pharmacy hours. Additionally, we are exploring options for online program offerings. Program options will be announced via social media and on the library website at

Closures and Cancellations Near Birmingham

Alabama State University:
After Spring Break, students should not return to campus for face-to-face classes as online and other alternative delivery methods will be used to allow students to complete their courses for the semester.

The University will communicate with all students about plans for returning to campus to retrieve personal belongings from the residence halls.

Auburn University:
Auburn University will transition from on-campus instruction to remote delivery beginning Monday, March 16 and continue through April 10

Jacksonville State University:
Effective Friday, March 13, all JSU classes will begin online/distance education. Additionally all campus events have been cancelled.

Troy University:
We will transition classes at all Troy University locations to online or other alternative delivery formats effective Monday, March 16. In-person classes are currently scheduled to resume Monday, April 6.

University of Alabama:
Student spring break is extended until March 30 as UA transitions to remote learning. After Friday, March 13, The University of Alabama will extend spring break for students through Sunday, March 29, to allow additional time for instructors to transition to alternative teaching resources. Remote instruction will resume Monday, March 30. Students should not return to campus when classes resume. Students will continue their course work via distance learning. More info:

University of Montevallo:
Extending its spring break for students and begin earlier than originally scheduled on Monday, March 16.

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