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“For the safety and health of Coconino County healthcare providers, residents and visitors, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors strongly urge Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to close Grand Canyon National Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read.

March 27, 2020
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As of noon March 27, Grand Canyon will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection.

March 27, 2020
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The Tusayan Town Council met March 24 to discuss current events related to the economic challenges because of the COVID-19 precautions and closures underway.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 25, 2020
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park announced modifications to river operations March 24, suspending all Grand Canyon river rafting trips including administrative, research, private and commercial trips through May 21.

March 24, 2020
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TUSAYAN, Ariz. — On March 19, the Tusayan Planning & Zoning Commission held a special meeting to discuss the repeal of section 13.4 of its Zoning Code Resolution 2018-01, and replacing it with Resolution 2020-01, which would effectively transfer management of the Floodplain Zone within the town from Coconino County to the town of Tusayan.

By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 24, 2020
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most national parks are open as a refuge for Americans tired of being stuck at home during a pandemic, but despite now being free to visit, people may find it more difficult to enjoy them as parks close visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

By Associated Press March 24, 2020
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — For spring break, Marietta, California high school teacher Doug Vomsteeg had planned a 10 day European trip. But when the airlines cancelled their trip because of the concern with COVID-19, they decided to travel locally, visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

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As of March 17, the pantry was planning to remain open during their regular hours.

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The town of Tusayan has declared a State of Emergency to address concerns related to COVID-19 March 19.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 20, 2020
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As of noon March 20, all Xanterra operated services within Grand Canyon National Park including lodges, restaurants and tours are suspended through May 21.

March 19, 2020
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As of March 19, restaurants within the park are closed until further notice. Some of the dining facilities may offer takeaway options.

March 19, 2020
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Currently, there have been no documented cases of the infection in the community, however strident measures have been taken by businesses citywide to prevent possible transmission, as park visitors continue to arrive.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 19, 2020
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The Grand Canyon Recreation Center is under partial restrictions because of COVID-19.

March 18, 2020
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Grand Canyon School provides grab and go meals for students
Grab and Go Meal bus scheduled for Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan and Valle stops

Grand Canyon School will be delivering breakfast and lunch for students Monday through Thursday.

March 18, 2020
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — As of March 18, Grand Canyon National Park remains open, however, additional closures because of COVID-19 have been announced.

By Wendy Howell March 18, 2020
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The leak was found near Phanton Ranch.

March 18, 2020
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Grand Canyon, Tusayan remain on alert during COVID-19
National park remains open, Tusayan EMS take precautions, school closes

The park is asking visitors to use the self-pay machines in each entrance lane.

By Loretta McKenney March 17, 2020
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The incident occurred in September 2019, when, according to Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the tandem skydive encountered difficulties during landing.

By Loretta McKenney March 17, 2020
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Earlier this year, the Town Hall sent out surveys to Tusayan residents in order to gain a better idea of what residents consider to be the highest priority regarding improvements.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 17, 2020

The bill was approved along party lines in the House and Senate.

By By Bob Christie, Associated Press March 17, 2020
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In her new role, Gorman will be responsible for the Structural Fire Prevention Program, which centers on the preservation of life and the protection of NPS buildings and their contents from structure fires.

March 17, 2020
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Grand Canyon Unified School District School is closing for the week of March 16 as a proactive measure related to the coronavirus, officials said.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 15, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park remains open, however, because of public health concerns related to COVID-19, some park facilities are closed and some related activities have been cancelled.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 13, 2020
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The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is forecasting heavy rain and potential flooding now through Friday afternoon.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 12, 2020
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The project features Jim Enote (Zuni), Nikki Cooley (Navajo), Leigh Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi), Coleen Kaska (Havasupai) and Loretta Jackson-Kelly (Hualapai).

By Katherine Locke March 10, 2020

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