Coronavirus Travel Updates for the Area

Learn more about local county efforts, as well as impacts on travel.

For any question please call our office at 435-644-5033 or email LSandoval@VisitSouthernUtah.com.

We’re OPEN!!

  • UTAH is currently under a statewide mask mandate until November 23rd

  • Lodging, restaurants, guides etc. are open

 

Utah State Update

Updated November 9th, 2020

 

The orders are effective Monday, Nov. 9 and will remain in effect until Nov. 23, 2020

1. The entire state is now under a mask mandate.

statewide mask mandate is now in effect indoors and outdoors anytime you are within 6 feet of someone from another household.
  • You must wear a face mask indoors and outdoors anytime you are within 6 feet of anyone from another household. This means you must wear a face mask anytime you are around people you don’t live with.
  • Customers, patrons and employees of businesses must wear a face mask.

Even after the orders issued today expire, the mask mandate will be extended for the foreseeable future.


2. Casual social gatherings are only allowed with people you live with until November 23, 2020.

Keep gatherings to your same household only

This does not apply to work, school or religious services, where masking and physical distancing are already enforced.

You should cancel plans with extended family and friends for the next two weeks. Telework if you can.

Businesses and restaurants are not shut down because of this, but if you go out to eat, it should only be with people from your home.

  • Businesses must post signage that lists COVID-19 symptoms and face mask and physical distancing requirements.
  • Event hosts must require masks of all participants.
  • Restaurants will require at least 6 feet of distance between household groups or seating parties.
  • Bars must stop serving alcohol at 10 p.m.

3. All school extracurricular activities, sports and clubs are on hold for the duration of the orders.

Youth and high school sports and activities are temporarily on hold
  • No organized or school-sponsored extracurricular activities, including sports and intramural events. Currently scheduled high school football games are allowed to continue with increased restrictions.
  • No private, recreation, or club sports and athletic events.
  • After November 23, 2020, it is anticipated weekly testing of participants in high school sports will be implemented.
  • Intercollegiate sporting events are allowed due to already enforced health requirements.

4. College students, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, are required to be tested for COVID-19 weekly.

Weekly testing on college campuses will begin soon.
  • K-12 schools are open for in-person learning.
  • College and university students who live on campus or attend an in-person class will be tested for COVID-19 each week.
  • Testing is encouraged to begin as soon as possible, but must be implemented by the beginning of spring semester.

 

Travel Updates

 

After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt directed the National Park Service (NPS) to temporarily SUSPEND THE COLLECTIONS OF ALL PARK ENTRANCE FEES until further notice.

 

Zion National Park – Status =  OPEN  

Updated November 12, 2020

The National Park is implementing a shuttle ticket system to enable visitor access to upper Zion Canyon and the Scenic Drive while meeting COVID-19 public health guidelines. Use of the shuttle ticket system is temporary, designed to operate through December 2020. Zion National Park will re-evaluate the need for the system based on emerging conditions and public health guidance after December 2020. See more HERE.

For more information, including winter hours, etc. click HERE

 

Bryce Canyon National Park – Status = OPEN  

Updated: November 12, 2020

Garfield County, in which this park lies, is currently rated as HIGH Transmission. Requirements for this level include that masks worn in public indoor settings with physical distancing, and outdoors when physical distancing is not feasible. Please find more information on state and local guidelines at the link above.  Click HERE for current park operations

 

Grand Canyon National Park – Status = South Rim OPEN   North Rim= OPEN  *North Rim to switch to day-use only October 15, then will tentatively close for the season on November 30, 2020 or the first snowfall – subsequently closing access to the rim.

Updated November 12, 2020

South Entrance to the Park is Open

The South Entrance by Tusayan is open 24/7. The East Entrance to the park remains closed due to lockdowns on the Navajo Nation.

The North Rim is Open for Day Use Only

The North Rim Lodge and Campground have closed for the 2020 season. North Rim will remain open for day use through Nov 30th, or snowstorm.

For more information on what is open and the weather conditions click HERE

Cedar Breaks National Monument – Status = Scenic Road which connects Utah SR 148 to SR 143, is OPEN  for the summer season

Updated November 12, 2020

Experience the sparkling white beauty of winter at Cedar Breaks! There are many activities available for those who are unafraid of a little cold weather! Once the first heavy snowfall closes Utah Highway 148 (roughly mid November to late May) it becomes a groomed trail through the monument for visitors to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile. For more info on accessing the park in winter, visit our Winter Access page.

For more information including operating hours and weather click HERE

 

Glen Canyon Nation Recreation Area – Status = OPEN

Updated November 12, 2020

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, year-round. If there is not a person manning the entrance station, you may pay your entrance fee at the automated booth. Launch ramps are open all day, unless closed due to low water
  • Dangling Rope Marina closes mid-November until March 1 every year
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument Headquarters, located in Page, Arizona. This building is only partially open to the public, but sells passes year-round. Open weekdays 7am-4pm, closed weekends and Federal Holidays. Call 928-608-6200 for more information

For alerts, conditions and what’s open click HERE

 

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park – Status = OPEN 

Updated November 12, 2020

Utah State Parks are currently open — with some limitations in areas where local health orders are in place. Consult this link for more information and always check with your local public health office if you have questions.

 

Wave Lottery – Status = OPEN

Updated November 12, 2020

The Wave Lottery taking place in Kanab, Utah is now taking place at the Kanab Center (20N 100 East), hosted by Kane County.

  • Doors open 8 a.m. and the Lottery will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.
  • Right now, we expect to allow group leaders only in as we try to maintain the highest standards in hygiene and allow social distancing.

We are very grateful for this wonderful arrangement between Kane County and the Bureau of Land Management. We will also have a “satellite Visitor Center” at the Kanab Center from 8 am-10 am, to assist visitors with plans whether they win a permit or not. Remember, even if you don’t win, you haven’t lost! There are SO many great things to experience and explore!

Learn more HERE

 

Kane County Visitor Center – Status = OPEN  

Updated November 12, 2020

Our Visitor Center is open! Come in and visit with our friendly visitor center hosts and collect information for your exploration in the Kanab area and beyond!

Winter hours starting November 16th, 2020

8am-5pm Monday thru Friday

9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

 

Kanab Center – Status = OPEN 

Updated November 12, 2020

The Kanab Center is open for events. For questions about events taking place, planning your event, and pre-cautions in place please contact Erica Elmer via email at EElmer@KanabCenter.com or visit the website www.kanabcenter.com

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