Yellowstone and Grand Teton Amid Coronavirus/COVID-19

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In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. The park service is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make its decisions on what to keep open or to close on a daily basis.

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open.  

As of mid-March, most roads and facilities were not scheduled to open until April 17 through early June. Yellowstone is plowing roads to get ready for spring opening as it does every year at this time. 

To get up-to-date news and "alerts," go to the Yellowstone news site. www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/

Follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YellowstoneNPS

In the meanwhile, the park staff is advising travelers to enjoy Yellowstone virtually via webcams, virtual tours, photo galleries, apps, videos, and other digital content at www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/ and www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/app.htm.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. 

For specific park service information about openings and closures in Grand Teton National Park and to see "alerts," you can visit the official Grand Teton National Park news page www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/.

Follow the park on Facebook, you can go to the Official Grand Teton National Park Facebook page www.facebook.com/GrandTetonNPS/.

Campsite information is available on Recreation.gov: www.recreation.gov/camping/gateways/13525

Other National Parks and National Park Sites

The National Park Service has been updating its COVID-19 page daily with information about individual parks. You can visit it here: www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm

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