National Park Service asks people to practice social distance during coronavirus pandemic
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up hereTalk about too close for comfort.The National Park Service (NPS) is urging visitors to practice safe social distancing at parks that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.With the COVID-19 outbreak drastically disrupting daily life for millions of Americans, the great outdoors have become a welcome refuge for many. Inspired, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt temporarily suspended all park entrance fees last week to make it easier for people to get outdoors. The decision is effective until further notice. Visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park north of Jackson, Wyo. in this file photo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File) However, visitors reportedly came out in such droves that three of America’s most famous national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains — closed their gates on Tuesday. According to The Associated Press, park authorities struggled to enforce social distancing measures and health safety recommendations from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)IS IT SAFE TO RUN, HIKE, BIKE OR WALK OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC?