February 2nd, local time, the U.S. National Park Service announced that in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, all visitors and employees in the buildings and facilities of the national park system must wear masks from now on.
The National Park Service said in a statement, “In order to protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities
And to support the President’s executive order to protect the federal workforce and require masks, the National Park Service will begin to visit employees and visit today (2nd local time).
The injunction of masks is enforced by customers, partners and employees.
In addition to requiring everyone to wear masks in buildings and park facilities, the statement also said that masks must also be worn in outdoor venues where social distancing is not possible with others.
This includes “narrow or busy trails, overlooks and historical landscapes” and more.