The NPS continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, following guidance from the CDC, Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, and DOI, and working with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making.
Masking in the Parks
NPS ongoing masking guidance is based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. In areas the CDC identifies as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings regardless of vaccination status. In most low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional in NPS buildings, but visitors should follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Masks are required on all forms of enclosed government-operated transportation. In situations where masks are not required, visitors and employees are always welcome to wear one if it makes them more comfortable.
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Staying Safe in Parks and Recreating Responsibly
Visit with Respect - Navajo Nation
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is located in a large area across Arizona and Utah, and shares a border with the Navajo Nation. The park fully supports tribal ordinances issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: August 14, 2023