National Park Service offering virtual tours of closed parks
The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses, schools and restaurants to lock their doors — and now it’s forcing to close as well. But for those looking for an escape into nature, the National Park Service and other companies are offering free virtual access.
On March 17, the National Park Service announced it would begin modifying operations at its 419 national parks to comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. The NPS said outdoor spaces will remain open so long as they adhere to the guidance of social distancing.
“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners is the priority of the National Park Service,” said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “Park superintendents are empowered to modify their operations, including closing …continued .
[Source: CBS News]