Joshua Tree National Park has closed its roads and cut back on programs

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Joshua Tree National Park announced on Saturday that it will only offer “very limited services” and is closing its roads, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The park, which had previously closed its campgrounds, will not offer permits on-site educational programs.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Joshua Tree National Park is our number one priority,” the park said in a statement. “The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19.”

Recreational opportunities still available in the park include hiking, climbing, and biking. You can get more details in the park’s tweets below:


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