National Park Service Requires Masks At Parks, Federal Buildings

Face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities, and also on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing can't be maintained.


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Face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities, and also on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing can't be maintained.
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National Park Service Requires Masks At Parks, Federal Buildings

Face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities, and also on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing can't be maintained.

National Park Service Requires Masks At Parks, Federal Buildings

To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit U.S. national parks and facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners, and contractors.

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This National Park Service graphic encourages the use of face coverings by visitors.

“Wearing a mask around others, physical distancing, and washing your hands are the simplest and most effective public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said NPS Office of Public Health Director Captain Sara Newman. “Getting outside and enjoying our public lands is essential to improving mental and physical health, but we all need to work together to recreate responsibly.”

Face masks are now required in all NPS buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, overlooks, and historic homes. Additional public health measures are in place across the service, from capacity limits to one-way trails, or even temporary closures in response to local conditions.

“Working with public health officials and following the latest science and guidance, we can make national parks safer for employees, visitors, and partners,” said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge. “We will continue to evaluate operations and make appropriate modifications to visitor services as needed.”

Visitors should check individual park websites and social media channels for details on operations before they visit. Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement. Other tips to recreate responsibly are available on NPS.gov.

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