Booker T. Washington National Monument closes, keeps trails open

Booker T. Washington National Monument closes, keeps trails open

Booker T. Washington National Monument has modified operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

As of March 17, the park’s visitor center and historic structures are closed.

The grounds and trails will remain open to provide healthy options for the public.

The National Park Service is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Booker T. Washington National Monument will notify the public when full operations resume.

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 themselves and other groups, washing their hands often and staying home if they feel sick.

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, the park asks 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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