• George Washington Carver National Monument is Modifying Operations

  • National Park Service News Release
    Release Date: March 18, 2020
    Contact: Randall_becker@nps.gov

    George Washington Carver National Monument is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

    Diamond, MO
    George Washington Carver National Monument 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. Beginning on Thursday, March 19th, the Visitor Center will be closed until further notice. All indoor programming is cancelled. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, the park grounds will remain open from 9am-4:30pm, Sunday-Saturday. At this time, the 10am and 2pm outdoor ranger-led tours will still be offered daily.

    The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at George Washington Carver National Monument is our 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. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our 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 yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

    For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we 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 with individual parks for specific details about park operations.


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