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04/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 16:51

Coronado National Memorial Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local and State Health Guidance

News Release Date:
April 7, 2020

Contact:Allen Etheridge

Hereford, AZ - CORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL, in response to Governor Ducey's Executive Order, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of noon, April 9, 2020, Coronado National Memorial will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Coronado National Memorial, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state order:

  • All park restrooms will be closed at noon on Thursday April 9, 2020 and no public restrooms are available nearby. The through road will remain open, and trails will be open to hikers in support of the Stay Healthy provision of Governor Ducey's Executive Order to slow the spread of COVID 19.
  • Visitor facilities including the visitor center, picnic area, Coronado Cave, and the cave trail will remain closed.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Coronado National Memorialis our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our websiteand social media channels.

Outdoor spaces at Coronado National Memorial remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance.

  • The through road will remain open, and all trails (except the cave trail) will be open to hikers in support of the Stay Healthy provision of Governor Ducey's Executive Order to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Please observe all traffic rules and stay alert for service vehicles.)

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit Coronado National Memorial during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are not available, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.