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Grand Canyon closed this week, to reopen for Memorial Day weekend

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Posted at 9:48 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 01:37:04-04

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.

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.