California’s Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited parks in the nation, shut down to visitors on Friday because of the coronavirus crisis.
“Yosemite National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department,” park officials said in a statement.
Beginning at 3:00 pm local time (2200 GMT), they said, the grounds would be “closed to all park visitors until further notice.”
The only people allowed access to the park, located in northern California, will be employees, the statement said.
The park’s landmark