165 Yellowstone employees test negative for COVID-19 in third round of surveillance tests; Contractor on construction project tests positive outside the park; Update on visitor statistics

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Traces of motor vehicles at the West Entrance.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

News Launch Date: June 17, 2020

Speak to: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Very hot SPRINGS, WY – For the third 7 days in a row following conducting COVID-19 surveillance screening on Yellowstone staff members, all tests came again damaging. On June 10, overall health officials from Park County, Montana, examined 165 workers from the National Park Services and concession providers working in the park. This provides the overall amount of personnel assessments done in the previous 17 days to 387. Moving ahead, the park will keep on to check workforce in partnership with each Montana and Wyoming.

As released in the park’s reopening approach, this surveillance tests will keep on in the course of the summer months and focus on workforce who are very first responders and/or do the job right with the community. Extra details about the surveillance tests hard work is offered in the park’s information launch from June 4.

Additionally, a contractor performing on a design challenge in the park has examined optimistic. The unique described signs and symptoms at the work web-site, was isolated, and analyzed outside the house of the park. The unique does not dwell in the park. Get in touch with tracing is being conducted by health and fitness officers, who at this point have not recognized any shut contacts with park staff members or visitors. This unique was not analyzed as portion of the Yellowstone personnel surveillance tests software. The individual’s privateness will be secured, and no further facts will be presented.

“This is why we have produced reaction protocols with our well being authorities and have demanded COVID-19 mitigation/reaction ideas for all contractors,” said Superintendent Cam Sholly. “The contractor took the acceptable steps by right away isolating the staff, sending him for tests, and notifying wellbeing officials.” 

Visitation Statistics for June 11-16, 2020

  Car counts 2020 percent of 2019 visitation
  June 11-16, 2020 June 11-16, 2019  
Parkwide 39,361 52,320 75%
Wyoming Entrances
(East and South)
13,092 15,064 87%
Montana Entrances
(North, West, Northeast)
26,269 37,256 71%

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