May 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Is it safe to visit US national parks?

The park, along with Yellowstone National Park and many of the other national parks, had been shut because of the pandemic. Park officials were concerned about the virus, and they closed off access to many of the national parks in March. Jon Waterman, a former park ranger and the author of a book entitled Atlas of the National Parks, clearly loves the parks. "Anyone thinking they can safely visit Yellowstone is not thinking clearly. Those crowded national parks are simply not going to be safe." A spokeswoman for the National Park Service told the BBC people should follow the White House health guidelines when they visit all of the parks and should keep their distance from others: "Give others plenty of room whether you are on a trail, at a boat launch or in a parking lot."

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