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No positives in 2nd round of Yellowstone employee COVID-19 testing

Old Faithful Visitor Center

A second round of COVID-19 testing for Yellowstone employees yielded no positives, as coronavirus pandemic mitigation measures seem to be doing the job as more and more visitors return.

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No COVID-19 cases reported among Yellowstone employees

So far, so good: Testing of the 43 non-symptomatic Yellowstone National Park employees in front-line positions and interacting with the public over the past two weeks yielded no positive COVID-19 results.

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Sholly: Limited 2020 Yellowstone opening a success

2020 Yellowstone opening May 18

After the first three days of an extremely unusual 2020 Yellowstone opening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Cam Sholly shares information on visitation, next steps and more.

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When will Yellowstone Montana gates open? Still in planning phases

Old Faithful May 18

With Gov. Steve Bullock lifting Montana’s 14-day out-of-state quarantine as of June 1, as well as other coronavirus-caused closings, the next step will be the potential opening of the three Yellowstone Montana gates, but work needs to be done before a full summer 2020 opening.

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Portions of Yellowstone, GTNP to open May 18

Yell Opening COVID-19 Map 2020

The lower loop of Yellowstone will open May 18, with access from the South and East entrances of Wyoming and allowing visitors to access Lake, Canyon, Norris, Old Faithful, West Thumb, and Grant Village. 

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Sholly: We could see Yellowstone opening plan soon

Yellowstone social distancing

With states surrounding the park loosening stay-at-home and out-of-state quarantine rules, we may see a Yellowstone opening plan as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.

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Experts: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Impact 2020 Yellowstone Visitation

Roosevelt Arch, 2019, NPS

A worldwide coronavirus outbreak could impact 2020 Yellowstone visitation, as overseas travel from China and other Asian countries could be seriously curtailed in coming months.

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