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Grand Canyon/Tusayan report 85 COVID-19 cases

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. 14, there are 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon/Tusayan). There are 28 confirmed cases inside the park, with 25 recovered cases.

There have been 8,664 confirmed cases in Coconino County and 178 deaths.

In Arizona, there are 387,529 confirmed cases and 7,154 deaths.

In the U.S., there have been 16,113,148 cases reported since Jan. 21 and 298,266 deaths.

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 currently 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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