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Nez Perce National Historical Park modifying operations to implement health Guidance

LAPWAI - Nez Perce National Historical Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

As of March 17, Spalding Visitor Center and park maintained facilities, are closed until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, park trails and grounds will remain open.

They invite people to visit their multimedia page and enjoy several photo albums of park sites and activities as well as links to their Social Media and webcam pages, https://www.nps.gov/nepe/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm.

The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at the park is their number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. They will notify the public when they resume full operations and provide updates on their website and social media channels.

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between themselves and other groups; washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth; covering ones mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; and most importantly, staying home if feelng sick.

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, they ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check https://www.nps.gov/nepe/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for specific details about park operations.

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