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

April 6, 2021
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Spring Break crowds flock to Grand Canyon as east entrance remains closed
Some east entrance facilities to reopen starting April 3

Currently, the park is only accessible through its south entrance station via the town of Tusayan. It’s east entrance at Desert View remains closed.

By Loretta McKenney March 30, 2021
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As of March 29, there are 195 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

March 30, 2021
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As of March 29, there is one active case of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and four active cases in the 86046 zip code.

March 30, 2021
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Students attending Coconino Community College (CCC) for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

March 30, 2021
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Two casinos on the Navajo Nation reopened this week as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses amid a downturn in coronavirus cases and high rates of vaccination.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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City of Page pushes for reopening of Grand Canyon’s east entrance
Mayor worries continued closure will do lasting damage to city’s economy and small businesses

“Our sales tax for this year is down nearly 30 percent from last year,” Page city manager Darren Coldwell said.

By Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Kaibab National Learning Center (KLC) in Grand Canyon is preparing for Spring with a “Maskerade” themed fundraiser planned for March 27.

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Coconino County, is expanding vaccinations to include Phase 1c individuals and those aged 35 and older effective immediately.

March 17, 2021
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After being closed for nearly one year, Williams Recreation Center is reopening to the public.

March 16, 2021
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According to Coconino County Health and Human Services Director Kim Musselman, the Center of Disease Control has notified the county to expect a significant increase in vaccines in April.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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NPS announces plans to fully reopen Grand Canyon by May 21
Grand Canyon consults Navajo Nation in preparation for opening east entrance; park visitation drops 3 million in 2020

Closures caused dramatic losses to revenue park-wide, as Grand Canyon National Park visitation numbers dropped from 5 million in 2019 to just 2 million in 2020.

By Lo Frisby March 16, 2021
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As of March 15, there are 191 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

March 16, 2021
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The 163-acre property is set to become Marble Canyon Village, a master-planned resort facility that will include a variety of lodging, shopping, entertainment and wellness-centered recreation opportunities.

By Wendy Howell March 9, 2021
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Spring sports get green light at Grand Canyon School
Governing board plans for March 22 hybrid reopening

The board approved plans to go ahead with both high school track and field and middle school volleyball.

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During a special meeting Feb. 17, the Grand Canyon School District Governing Board voted to set March 22 as a tentative reopening date for hybrid learning, provided all metrics are met.

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Sitting on the roof at night for internet: Pandemic learning in the Navajo Nation
A teacher shares the struggles of reaching students learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is reprinted with permission from Education Week. It highlights the unique challenges of remote learning and life on the Navajo reservation during the coronavirus pandemic.

By By Catherine Gewertz, Courtesy of Education Week March 2, 2021
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Tusayan Town Council to create engineering department
Tusayan Town Hall to host public workshops via Zoom, Feb. 27 and March 31

With several large-scale engineering projects in the works, the Tusayan Town Council has begun to take steps toward creating an engineering department to help streamline operations and facilitate a greater level of community understanding of projects.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News February 23, 2021
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Reopening of Grand Canyon National Park’s east entrance questioned
Closures continue to impact tribal parks, reservation businesses as Navajo Nation debates benefit of opening east entrance to Grand Canyon

On Feb. 10, Grand Canyon National Park officials met with Navajo Nation leaders to discuss the reopening of the park’s eastern park entrance, which borders the Navajo Nation.

February 23, 2021
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As of Feb. 22, there is one active case of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and three active cases in the 86046 zip code.

February 23, 2021
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As of Feb. 22, there are 174 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan). There are 42 confirmed cases inside the park, with 42 recovered cases.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 23, 2021
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As of Feb. 15, there are 171 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

February 16, 2021
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Coconino County now vaccinating all groups in Phase 1b
Phase 1b now includes essential workers, government employees and those living in congregate settings, among others

Coconino County and its healthcare vaccination partners are now vaccinating all groups in Phase 1b effective immediately.

February 16, 2021
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Coconino County expects vaccine doses to double
Seniors encouraged to call county for help registering

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Coconino County health officials are hopeful that additional doses of the COVID-19 will be arriving soon following the Biden administration’s announcement that it is expanding access to vaccines and freeing up more doses for states and pharmacies.

By Wendy Howell February 9, 2021
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Grand Canyon School PTA seeks new members, plans for upcoming graduation
New board named for Parent, Teacher Association as Grand Canyon School continues with remote learning and plans for upcoming graduation

After a late start, the Parent, Teacher Association (PTA) at Grand Canyon School is excited to be back on track and offering support to students and families.

By Loretta McKenney February 9, 2021
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On Feb. 8, the National Park Service implemented a mask requirement for all employees and visitors to parks.

February 9, 2021
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The library is excited to offer a new catalog website for patrons along with expanded wifi that allows visitors to access a stronger internet connection.

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As of Feb. 8, there are 169 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

February 9, 2021
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As of Feb. 1, there are 14 active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 7 active cases in the 86046 zip code.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 2, 2021
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As of Feb. 1, there are 147 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

February 2, 2021

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