Updated: 3/24/20 at 12:40 p.m. MT
Effective immediately, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are closed to all park visitors until further notice. Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have announced modifications to operations at the request of local county health officers from Park County, Wyoming, Park County, Montana, Teton County, Wyoming, and Gallatin County, Montana. There will be no visitor access permitted to either park. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. For updated information about Yellowstone National Park, please visit their website.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers is our top priority. Given the ongoing concern surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the recent recommendations regarding limiting public events and gatherings, Yellowstone Forever is canceling Institute educational programs through May 21, 2020.
For those who have programs scheduled to begin on or before May 21, 2020: We will contact you regarding your program cancelation with the option to rebook at a later date or obtain a full refund. You may also reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-848-2400. We will work to resolve this cancelation with you as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
We will continue to stay in close communication with the National Park Service, as well as local authorities, partners, and leaders to monitor the current impact to Yellowstone National Park. We will continue to update this webpage with the most up-to-date information.
A vast array of health and monitoring organizations, including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. State Department, continue to monitor the situation carefully.
We also want to make sure that you are taking any and all precautions to stay healthy during this time.
How to help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The CDC and WHO recommend everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use >60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or do so into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands again.
- When outside your home, keep a minimum of 6 feet of separation between yourself and others to reduce the potential spread of infection.
- Use virtual tools instead of holding in-person meetings.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Most important, if you experience flu symptoms or any serious infection or virus, please stay home to avoid exposing others and call a medical professional.