COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials in making determinations about our operations.

The Trump administration has left parts of Grand Canyon National Park open despite the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

Chair Grijalva: National Park Service Must Close Grand Canyon National Park Immediately, Interior Department Must Act to Prioritize Public Health.

March 20, 2020 Chair Grijalva Statement on Interior Secretary Bernhardt Encouraging Public Lands Visits During Coronavirus Pandemic Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement today on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s recent message to the American people encouraging visits to public lands during the coronavirus pandemic.   “While I understand the […]

NEWS RELEASE March 18, 2020 WASHINGTON – After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt directed the National Park Service (NPS) to  temporarily suspend the collection of all park entrance fees until further notice. “I’ve directed the National Park Service to waive entrance fees at parks that remain open. This small step makes it a […]