Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels. At a time when visits to America’s National Parks are surging along with domestic travel, the new regulation may not come as a surprise to those who have braved crowds at Yellowstone, Arcadia or the Grand Canyon in 2021.
“Visitors to national parks are coming from locations across the country, if not across the world. Because of this, and recognizing that the majority of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories, we are
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