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Grand Canyon COVID-19 cases remain at 195, vaccines and testing available

Testing for COVID-19 is conducted via a nasal swab or saliva. (Adobe Stock)

Testing for COVID-19 is conducted via a nasal swab or saliva. (Adobe Stock)

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

As of April 5, there are 195 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan). There are 44 confirmed cases inside the park, with 43 recovered cases.

There are 17, 012 confirmed cases in Coconino County and 304 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Arizona, there are 844,910 confirmed cases and 16,990 deaths. More than 32.7 percent of the population has been vaccinated in Arizona, according to Arizona Department of Health Services.

In the U.S., there have been 30,532,965 cases reported since Jan. 21 and 554,064 deaths, according to the CDC.

Testing

COVID-19 testing is available in Flagstaff at Coconino Community College at 2800 South Lone Tree Road and at the NAU Fieldhouse at 1050 Knoles Drive.

Testing is also available at other locations in Flagstaff, including:

• Walgreens on Fourth Street

• NextCare Urgent Care

• The Veterans Affairs Clinic

Vaccine

As of March 31, there have been 1,561 vaccine doses administered at the Grand Canyon Clinic.

The Grand Canyon Clinic has hours for COVID testing on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Those needing a test outside of this hour, will need an order from their health care provider saying a test is warranted. More information is available from the clinic at (928) 522-9400.

Coconino County is expanding vaccinations to include ages 18 and older effective immediately. There are vaccine appointments available at various locations throughout the county. More information is available from or www.northcountryhealthcare.org or www.coconino.az.gov/covid19.

Information provided by NPS, the CDC and Coconino County

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