Tag Archives: Yellowstone 2020

First Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests reported

Yellowstone social distancing

We have the first Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests in the books, as two concessions employees and three separate visitors reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive.

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Still no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests for employees

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

Another round of testing, another round of good news: After 190 tests of NPS and concessionaire employees, there were no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests recorded, keeping the park’s winning streak alive.

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More GTNP services, campgrounds now open

We have more Grand Teton National Park services and campgrounds now open, as National Park Service officials follow their plan for a phased approach to summer 2020 openings.

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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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Xanterra announces new Yellowstone operating schedule for 2020

Yellowstone red dog

With the news that the three Montana gates into Yellowstone are opening June 1, Xanterra has announced a revised Yellowstone operating schedule, moving up openings from a previously announced June 15 schedule.

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What can you expect now that Yellowstone is open?

Yellowstone 2020 opening

There were plenty of calls to open Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for the summer 2020 season earlier, but various factors resulted in a limited launch yesterday. Here’s how to navigate those limits.

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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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Winter 2020 Closures Begin

Skiing through Emigrant Gulch

It may not seem like it, but spring is approaching in Yellowstone National Park, as we’re seeing the first winter 2020 closures fast approaching this weekend.

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Plan Ahead: Your 2020 Yellowstone Road Construction Calendar

Here’s some information to keep in mind as you plan next year’s travels: the outlines of the 2020 Yellowstone road construction schedule has been announced by the National Park Service.

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