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Yellowstone Park closes to all visitors

By 
Sam Klomhaus and Justin Post – Enterprise Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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The north entrance to Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner.

 

Yellowstone National Park is closed to all visitors effective immediately, the park announced Tuesday.

皇冠体育appThe closure comes at the request of county health officers in Park and Gallatin counties in Montana and Park and Teton counties in Wyoming, according to a park press release.

Teton National Park has also been closed.

“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the parks,” said Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and Grand Teton Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail in the release. “We are committed to continued close coordination with our state and local partners as we progress through this closure period and are prepared when the timing is right to reopen as quickly and safely as possible.”   

The release did not give a timeline for opening back up, but said the public would be notified when that happens.

According to the release, state highways and roads that transcend park and state boundaries, as well as facilities that support life, safety and commerce, will remain open.

皇冠体育appLeslie Feigel, CEO of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau said the closure is a good thing for the safety of the community and park workers, since resources are limited to accommodate travelers at this time.

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