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Nationwide Park Service implements the mandate for coronavirus masks on land and federal buildings

Posted by Jeff on Feb 15, 2021 @ 9:05 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last change: February 15, 2021

Protective masks are now a prerequisite for entering a national park.

The National Park Service announced its new mandate in a press release noting that the PSA requirement is in line with President Biden’s executive order that masks must be worn on federal properties, including parks and buildings.

Due to the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, visitors, park employees, partners and contractors must wear masks. This order remains in effect for an indefinite period.

Face masks must be worn in areas administered by the National Park Service if social distancing cannot be maintained. According to the publication, this includes “narrow or busy paths, viewpoints and historic houses”.

Additionally, the National Park Service is introducing capacity restrictions on one-way streets as a health and safety measure related to coronavirus. Temporary closings can be applied in response to local conditions.

Park rangers on duty will reportedly comply with mask and distancing requirements.

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