Grand Canyon National Park Closed due to Coronavirus

Grand Canyon National Park closed because of coronavirus Covid-19

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the full closure of Grand Canyon National Park until further notice.

“The National Park Service (NPS) received a letter today from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County recommending the full closure of Grand Canyon National Park,” a post published on the official NPS website explains.

Effectively immediately all visitor facilities, trails, and roads including Highway 64 are closed until further notice. These closures will be in effect 24-hours a day/7-days a week.

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“The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials in making determinations about our operations,” Secretary Bernhardt said. “As soon as we received the letter from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County recommending the closure of Grand Canyon National Park, we closed the park.”

According to NPS, the health and safety of park visitors, employees, residents, volunteers, and partners at Grand Canyon National Park is the Service’s number one priority.

The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Grand Canyon National Park, including: The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Grand Canyon National Park, including:  virtual tourswebcams, and photo galleries, as well as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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