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Grand Canyon National Park closed indefinitely

Grand Canyon National Park closed indefinitely
Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 18:43:04-04

One of the most popular National Parks in the nation is now closed.

The National Park Service announced Wednesday afternoon that Grand Canyon National Park will be closed until further notice amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

A news release from the park said the decision came on the advice of local health officials in Coconino County and National Park leadership, saying, "the NPS will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials in making determinations about our operations to address this pandemic."

While the park is closed, the public is encouraged to utilize digital tools to explore the park on the Grand Canyont National Park website.