Temporary Suspension of Indoor Services due to COVID-19
The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Arkansas Post National Memorial is as follows: Open: Park grounds, driving tour road. Closed: Visitor Center While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. For more information please visit: www.nps.gov/coronavirus
Arkansas Post National Memorial Operations and Hours to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Arkansas Post National Memorial, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
Visitor Center is closed to the public when the 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas County is in the high risk category. If Arkansas and Desha counties 7-day average of new covid numbers per 100,000, remain in high risk category the visitor center will be closed, per our re-opening plan and the NPS criteria for risk. Please understand that this is evaluated on a day to day basis. If the 7-day average of new numbers decreases to the moderate to low risk, the visitor center will re-open to the public under the reduced occupancy standard and 20 people will be allowed indoors from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. We are limiting each visitor to 30 minutes in the visitor center to decrease exposure time.
As of 08/20/2021, Arkansas Post National Memorial is asking visitors to practice the principles of Leave No Trace by establishing a pack in-park-out policy for all park visitors. This requires visitors to take home all refuse and recyclables they might bring into the park while visiting. These additional modifications will enable the park to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of 08/17/2021, all individuals must wear masks in common areas and shared workspaces in federal buildings and in indoor spaces leased by the NPS (including open floorplan office spaces and conference rooms) regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels in that county. Masks are also required to be worn in shared government vehicles and on federal property in outdoor areas, when others are present, where the superintendent has determined that physical distancing cannot reasonably be maintained, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels in that county.
As of 07/16/2120, the Arkansas Post National Memorial’s visitor center is closed. Due to Arkansas County being in the high-risk category for the 7-day average of percentage of positivity rate. This is per our re-opening plan and the National Park Service criteria for risk. Please visit the coronavius.gov or CDC.gov for more information.
Last updated: August 20, 2021