Some National Parks Are Beginning to Reopen
People are itching to get out of their homes and enjoy some wide open spaces! When the weather is nice, it's hard to keep people inside.
Beaches have been slowly opening across the country for the past few weeks and now it looks like it's time for the national parks to do the same.
When COVID-19 first hit, many major national parks were immediately closed. Now, the National Park service has started to reopen some of the big-name parks in the U.S. Of the 60 parks in the states, 35 are currently open, though in a much more restricted manner than before.
Parks are reopening, but that doesn't mean it's back to experiencing them like we did before the pandemic. Many services and activities aren't available to the public, even at parks that are almost completely open.
As much as the national parks are hoping to strictly enforce social distancing orders, many are concerned there won't be any way to do so. Still, that won't stop some from enjoying the great outdoors.
If you choose to visit a national park anytime soon, the CDC recommends it be one that is close to home. And, of course, don't go if you are feeling the slightest bit sick. Doing so will put you and others at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
For those of you hoping to experience the beauty of a national park without jeopardizing your health, the National Park Service created a way for you to virtually visit one. You can even participate in various tours and activities from the comfort of your own home. Given these times, that may be the way to go.
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