Amid California’s shelter-in-place directive, NPCA urges national parks in the state to follow Yosemite's lead and consider stronger closures.
Statement by Ron Sundergill, Senior Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association
“Amid California’s shelter-in-place directive, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) urges national parks in the state to follow Yosemite’s lead and consider stronger closures. Protecting park staff, visitors, resources and surrounding communities is paramount. For national park managers, we believe this means closing entrance gates, visitor centers, campgrounds and other areas that require staff attention.
“Beyond California, we remain concerned about the health and safety of park staff and visitors and strongly urge everyone to follow the guidance of public health experts before planning any national park trip.”
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