GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ — Grand Canyon National Park announced Monday evening that it would be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week due to "public health concerns" surrounding COVID-19, but said the park would partially reopen on Friday in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
Grand Canyon National Park will be Closed Tues. May 19, Wed. May 20, and Thurs. May 21.— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) May 19, 2020
During Memorial Day Weekend, beginning Fri. May 22, through Mon. May 25, there will be limited access to portions of the South Rim. Details will be announced here: https://t.co/P9gi3nEbo1 pic.twitter.com/V0C2tzTzrr
The park did not specify what led to the sudden closures.
According to the Grand Canyon's website, the closures will be in effect for 24-hours a day for the next three days, Tuesday - Thursday, May 19-21, 2020.
"During Memorial Day Weekend, beginning Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, there will be limited access to portions of the South Rim. Details will be posted on this webpage as soon as they have been finalized," a notice on the Grand Canyon's website said.
The Grand Canyon partially reopened last weekend with limited access and viewpoints.