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The Grand Canyon Closes Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Grand Canyon has been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he received a letter from the Coconino County Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer recommending to close the park. Bernhardt says he made the decision to immediately shut it down. Grand Canyon National Park Acting Supervisor Mary Risser released a statement Wednesday says the closure applies to everyone, except Grand Canyon and Tusayan residents and people who have legitimate business within the closed area. The park will be closed until further notice. The first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in Grand Canyon Village recently.