“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.
As of noon March 27, Grand Canyon will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As of March 17, the pantry was planning to remain open during their regular hours.
The town of Tusayan has declared a State of Emergency to address concerns related to COVID-19 March 19.
As of noon March 20, all Xanterra operated services within Grand Canyon National Park including lodges, restaurants and tours are suspended through May 21.
As of March 19, restaurants within the park are closed until further notice. Some of the dining facilities may offer takeaway options.
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.
The Grand Canyon Recreation Center is under partial restrictions because of COVID-19.
Grand Canyon School will be delivering breakfast and lunch for students Monday through Thursday.
The leak was found near Phanton Ranch.
The park is asking visitors to use the self-pay machines in each entrance lane.
The incident occurred in September 2019, when, according to Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the tandem skydive encountered difficulties during landing.
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.
The bill was approved along party lines in the House and Senate.
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.
Grand Canyon Unified School District School is closing for the week of March 16 as a proactive measure related to the coronavirus, officials said.
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.
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is forecasting heavy rain and potential flooding now through Friday afternoon.
The project features Jim Enote (Zuni), Nikki Cooley (Navajo), Leigh Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi), Coleen Kaska (Havasupai) and Loretta Jackson-Kelly (Hualapai).