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Grand Canyon reports 191 COVID-19 cases, vaccine offered by appointment

Grand Canyon and Tusayan continue to report COVID-19 cases. (Photo/NPS)

Grand Canyon and Tusayan continue to report COVID-19 cases. (Photo/NPS)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — 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 March 15, there are 191 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 is 16,707 confirmed cases in Coconino County and 297 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Arizona, there are 833,381 confirmed cases and 16,553 deaths. More than 2,546,985 tests have been administered in Arizona.

In the U.S., there have been 29,269,590 cases reported since Jan. 21 and 532,355 deaths. More than 109,081,860 vaccines have been administered.

Testing

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment at North Country Health Care at Grand Canyon and from Coconino County Health and Human Services. Swab and saliva testing are both available — advanced registration is required for saliva based testing. Those who choose the saliva testing should abstain from food or drink for 30 minutes prior to the test. Testing is free of charge.

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.

Vaccine

Vaccine is provided at no cost at all COVID-19 vaccination sites. Individuals without internet access or those who require

assistance can call the Coconino County COVID-19 Information Line at 928-679-7300. The Information Line hours are

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The community is encouraged to check the Coconino County vaccine webpage at coconino.az.gov/covid19vaccine each Friday at noon for new appointment availability. Links to vaccination partners registration sites are available on the website.

More information is available from or www.northcountryhealthcare.org or www.coconino.az.gov/covid19.

Information provided by NPS, the CDC and Coconino County Health and Human Services

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