By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are closed to all park visitors until further notice, effective immediately, a news release issued Tuesday said.
State highways and/or roads that cross park/state boundaries and lead to facilities that support life, safety and commerce will remain open. Both parks will cooperate on the implementation of the closures. Updates will be provided from both of the parks.
“The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the parks,” said Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and Grand Teton Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail in the release. “We are committed to continued close coordination with our state and local partners as we progress through this closure period and are prepared when the timing is right to reopen as quickly and safely as possible.”
The parks encouraged people to take advantage of various digital tools available to learn more about each.