Bryce Canyon Offers Full Park Access with COVID-19 Precautions in Place
Following the guidance of state and local public health authorities, Bryce Canyon is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
State and Local Requirements or Guidelines in Effect
The Governor of Utah has issued an executive order enacting statewide COVID-19 restrictions including a mask mandate. The Order is effective November 9, 2020 at 1:00pm through November 23, 2020, unless otherwise modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded. Capitol Reef is adhering to the Governor's Order. For more information, visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/state-of-emergency/
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Current Park Information
Key Areas and Services that visitors currently have access to:
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Visitor and Resource Protection Rangers are conducting regular and targeted patrols to enforce closures and park regulations
Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations authorizes a maximum ﬁne of $5,000 and up to six months in prison for misdemeanor violations.
National Park Service Public Health Service Officers Recommend that Everyone Should Take the Following Routine Precautions:
Last updated: November 23, 2020