The following order, issued by the Superintendent under 36 C.F.R. § 1.5(a)(2), amends the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Compendium dated September 27, 2019, and posted on line at 2019 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Superintendent's Compendium (nps.gov). This order will remain in effect until modified, revoked, or superseded by a subsequent order issued by the Superintendent.
Individuals over the age of two years must wear masks, except when actively eating or drinking, in the following locations:
- All common areas and shared workspaces in buildings owned, rented or leased by the National Park Service, including, but not limited to, park visitor centers, administrative offices including headquarters, ranger offices, and shop areas.
- The following outdoor areas, when others are present, where the superintendent has determined that physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot reasonably be maintained:
- Olmsted Island Trail and Boardwalk at Great Falls, Maryland
- Billy Goat A Trail at Great Falls, Potomac, Maryland
- Observation Deck at Great Falls, Potomac, Maryland
- Aboard any interpretive vessel including the mule drawn canal boat at Great Falls, Maryland and the electric touring boats at Williamsport, Maryland
- All other areas where circumstances may transpire at different times where physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot be reasonably maintained. For example, a busy parking and boat ramp areas on weekend.
Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement.
Effective as of signature:
/s/ Tina Cappetta, February 5, 2021
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park