Is It Safe to Visit National Parks Right Now?

By Caitlin Maka
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The novel coronavirus has completely reshaped daily life for people around the world. As restrictions in the United States loosen, however, many people are attempting to get back into the swing of ordinary life. That includes normal summer activities, like visiting national parks.

While it's relatively simple to practice social distancing while camping or hiking, the influx of quarantine-weary travelers to parks across the country could make staying safe challenging. Fortunately, park officials have already taken remarkable steps to help ensure the safety and continued health of visitors.

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