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Grand Canyon/Tusayan report 81 COVID-19 cases

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Grand Canyon National Park remains open year round for visitors, but those planning to visit during the winter months should plan for unexpected changes in the weather along with some seasonal closures, and adjustments for COVID-19.

As of Dec. 7, there are 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon/Tusayan). There are 26 confirmed cases inside the park, with 25 recovered cases.

There is 8,144 confirmed cases in Coconino County and 173 deaths.

In Arizona, there are 365,843 confirmed cases and 6,950 deaths.

In the U.S., there have been 14,636,914 cases reported since Jan. 21 and 281,253deaths.

On Dec. 1, Grand Canyon National Park announced the seasonal closure of the North Rim. This includes the North Rim Campground, Grand Canyon Lodge, the North Rim Visitor Center and the General Store.

Because of lockdowns on the Navajo Nation to limit the spread of COVID-19, the east entrance to Grand Canyon National Park has been closed most of the year, and remains closed. Desert View Drive is open until Desert View. There are still no services at Desert View but visitors can park and walk out to the viewpoint.

Information provided by NPS and the CDC

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