Disease Prevention

The parks are a place to find health and wellbeing, and we want you to enjoy them. In the parks, you will be part of an environment that is shared with many others, and the health of all (the environment, the animals, and the wildlife) are linked together. As with any place you go, we want you to be aware of some of the disease risks that exist, so that you can take the right steps to prevent them. Learn more about some of the potential disease risks and exposures that may be encountered in a park. If you do become sick after your visit and think it might be related to an activity in the park, we also want you to let us know.

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Learn more about Monkeypox

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Learn more about COVID-19

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Report a Disease

Contact us about concerns of disease transmission

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Disease Prevention and Response

Learn more about our work

Last updated: August 25, 2022