Grand Canyon Closes After Criticism Over Coronavirus Risk

Wednesday - 01/04/2020 22:04
Photo: Tom Brenner/Reuters
Photo: Tom Brenner/Reuters
Iconic destination had been the last major national park open despite support for its closure by park officials and a local tribe

The Grand Canyon National Park, one of the last major national parks to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic, was ordered closed Wednesday after calls for it to shutter by local officials and a native tribe that were supported by the park’s superintendent and the director of the National Park Service.

Some of those people had criticized the Department of the Interior for allowing Grand Canyon to stay open while Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Great Smoky Mountains, among others, were closed in March. The National Park Service...

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