The coronavirus pandemic has closed iconic tourist sites across the country for nearly two months. Now that states are slowly starting to reopen, some of those landmarks are about to open up to visitors, too.
Not all national parks will open at the same time; most are consulting with federal, state and local health authorities to determine the right time and way to reopen.
Parks in states that have a high infection rate or are still under stay-at-home orders may open later than ones in states that weren’t as affected or have already begun reopening.
When a park reopens, not everything will be back to normal right away. Some sites are only partially reopening to start, and others will limit their capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines. Indoor venues may require visitors to wear face coverings. Hand sanitizer and increased frequency of cleaning will be common.