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National Parks amidst COVID 19

A word from our Outer Banks National Parks.

The Foundation appreciates this measure to address federal and state guidelines and provide access to outdoor areas of our national parks.

 

From: Barber, Michael C <Michael_Barber@nps.gov> on behalf of CAHA Public Affairs, NPS <CAHA_Public_Affairs@nps.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:25 PM
Subject: NEWS RELEASE – Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial announce temporary closures of visitor centers

NEWS RELEASE

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Wright Brothers National Memorial

March 17, 2020

Contact: Mike Barber<mailto:michael_barber@nps.gov>, 252-475-9032

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial announce temporary closures of visitor centers

To minimize potential spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), consistent with federal, state, and local advisories, visitor centers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are temporarily closed, effective immediately.

Additional information:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

* Off-road vehicle (ORV) permits can be purchased online at www.recreation.gov<http://www.recreation.gov>. The status of each ORV ramp and beach route can be found at http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.
* Beachgoers should use caution in the ocean as no lifeguards are on duty at this time of year.
* The Oregon Inlet Campground, the Seashore’s only year-round campground, is closed.
* The grounds of Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses are open.
* The Ocracoke Island roadside cleanup scheduled for March 26 is canceled.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

* The grounds of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are open.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

* The grounds of Wright Brothers National Memorial are open.

In addition to the information listed above, visitors should be aware that in Dare County’s COVID-19 Bulletin #2<https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/5970/>, a decision was announced restricting visitor access to the county beginning today at 2:00 p.m.

The National Park Service continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The safety and health of our employees, partners, and visitors remain our top priority. For NPS COVID-19 updates, visit www.nps.gov/coronavirus<http://www.nps.gov/coronavirus>.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the Department of Health of Human Services is the lead federal agency with responsibility for public health. For more CDC information on COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.gov<http://www.coronavirus.gov>.

Visit us online:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Official Website<http://www.nps.gov/caha> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasNS> | Instagram<http://instagram.com/capehatterasnps> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/CapeHatterasNPS>

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Official Website<http://www.nps.gov/fora> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/FortRaleighNHS> | Instagram<http://instagram.com/fortraleighnps> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/FortRaleighNPS>

Wright Brothers National Memorial: Official Website<http://www.nps.gov/wrbr> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/WrightBrothersNMem> | Instagram<http://instagram.com/wrightbrosnps> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/WrightBrosNPS>

About the National Park Service
Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of America’s more than 400 national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with millions of people every year.
Learn more at www.nps.gov<http://www.nps.gov/>.