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Zion Is Latest National Park To Close Amid Virus Spread


The red rock vistas at Zion National Park were closed to the public as the Utah site became the latest national park to lock its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Local leaders had called for the closure, and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday he consulted with the Interior Department to make the decision. The Zion closure comes two days after Grand Canyon National Park was closed amid local pressure. The two parks join a growing list of the country’s most popular national parks that have closed, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, Arches and Canyonlands.