Local hospitals enforce ‘no visitor’ policy
These exceptions include:One adult (18 and over) visitor for laboring women. One adult visitor (parent or guardian) for pediatric patients. One adult visitor for patients at the time of discharge following a surgery or procedure. Patients with a disability or other medical condition who need assistance communicating with staff will be evaluated for potential visitor exceptions on a case-by-case basis. COVID-19 positive patients or Patients Under Investigation (PUI) will be limited to one visitor only (for a maximum of one hour).
A Yellowstone National Park visitor was attacked by a bison shortly after the parks reopening
A female visitor was injured in a bison attack Wednesday at Yellowstone National Park, which began a phased reopening this week, NBC News reported. The incident happened in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin where the woman got too close to the animal, National Park officials said. The National Park Service said in a statement that the visitor was knocked to the ground and injured by the bison." Officials say this was the first bison attack of the year at Americas first national park. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space, the park service told NBC News.
Want to visit a U.S. National Park? All the free-entrance days of 2020
Regardless of whether you’re aiming to visit one U.S. national park in your lifetime or your bucket list includes 10 of them, we have good news: Wednesday marks one of the free-entrance days, in honor of Veterans Day. is the last fee free day of 2020.https://t.co/UR6dHYdbDq — National Park Foundation (@NationalParkFdn) November 10, 2020All national parks will waive entrance fees. Some other free dates for 2020 included:Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger DayTuesday, August 25 – National Park Service BirthdaySaturday, September 26 – National Public Lands DayWe’re still waiting on the free days of 2021 to be released. There are 419 National Park Service sites, and of those, 110 typically charge an entrance fee, with costs ranging from $5 to $35, the NPS said. Just be aware, the entrance-fee waiver for the free days don’t cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours.