Trump's Interior Shuts Some Parks, But Waives Fees at Others

"The Trump administration is waiving entrance fees at national parks, encouraging Americans to get outside during a time when most indoor gatherings are curtailed because of fears of the spread of the coronavirus.

“This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible national parks,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement Wednesday.

But the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, a group of current and former park employees and volunteers, questioned whether that would cause crowding at a time when public health experts are urging Americans to stay six feet apart and President Trump has requested that gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people to slow the spread of the pandemic."

Darryl Fears reports for the Washington Post March 19, 2020.

Source: Washington Post, 03/20/2020