Source: National Park Service | Release | April 24, 2020
MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK is announcing continued 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. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this date park visitor centers located in Hanford (Richland), WA; Los Alamos, NM; and Oak Ridge, TN remain closed until further notice.
Please follow the park’s Facebook page for updates and to take advantage of the new online content that has been developed so visitors can continue to learn about the Manhattan Project. Our next virtual visitor center will be on Wednesday, April 29, from 11 am to 1 pm Mountain Daylight Time. Park Rangers will be on duty to take all of your Manhattan Project questions.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Manhattan Project National Historical Park 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.
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