UPDATE: Additional 121 Yellowstone employees negative for COVID-19; A total of 1,499 Yellowstone surveillance tests have now returned negative since early June

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COVID-19 mitigations of the Geyser Grill

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

News Release Date: August 19, 2020

Make contact with: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015


Staff Surveillance Tests  

Yellowstone’s August 18 press release reported 121 “pending” staff COVID-19 checks taken late past 7 days. All of these tests have returned negative, bringing the park’s overall asymptomatic unfavorable examination count to 1,499 due to the fact early June (467 unfavorable assessments in the earlier 3 weeks).  

The park, in partnership with the states of Montana and Wyoming and surrounding counties, will exam somewhere around 150 more front-line workers on August 20. More facts about the surveillance testing effort and hard work is offered in park information releases dated June 30 and June 4. 

  • Whole checks performed to date: 1,499
  • Total checks with damaging outcomes: 1,499
  • Complete tests with favourable results:
  • Whole exams with success pending:

The first information launch, dated August 18, 2020, can be found at go.nps.gov/20036

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