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​What Do You Think About The NPS Waiving Park Entrance Fees?

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Go the distance...social distance, that is.⁣ ⁣ Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Next week, washing bison. Week after that. Washing while wearing a full body cast.⁣ ⁣ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless your cleaning reflexes are quicker than a raccoon unwrapping a piece of candy behind your campsite.⁣ ⁣ Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. There’s less chance of spreading germs and scaring that flock of birds that just carried off your hiking buddy in a startled frenzy. They will be missed.⁣ ⁣ Image: Fresh snow on the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado.⁣ ⁣ #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #colorado #socialdistancing #dunes

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In response to the global COVID-19 crisis and in an attempt to ease social distancing, the National Park Service temporarily suspended park entrance fees to all open National Parks around the country. Many park facilities, including most visitor centers and lodges remain closed, but open areas should provide space for safe social distancing while enjoying fresh air and the outdoors. "This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible National Parks," said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in a press release, "Our vast public lands that are overseen by the Department offer special outdoor experiences to recreate, embrace nature and implement some social distancing."

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