Grand Canyon National Park Finally Closes, Gets New Superintendent From HQ

Grand Canyon National Park Finally Closes, Gets New Superintendent From HQ

After a resident of the Park tested positive last week for COVID-19, the Interior Department finally closed Grand Canyon National Park to the public after the local health officials in Arizona called for it given the increase in the county’s numbers of positive tests and a large outbreak of the virus on neighboring Navajo Tribal lands. 

Why This Matters:  Again the Trump Administration was behind in recognizing the coronavirus threat to communities near national parks.

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