Bryce Canyon National Park is closing in an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus in Utah, according to the National Park Service.

National Park Service officials said they received a letter from the Southwest Utah Public Health Department Monday recommending a full closure of the park.

Upon receiving the request, Bryce Canyon Superintendent Linda Mazzu with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and other NPS officials, made the decision to close the park until further notice effective 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.

All park areas will be closed to the public. 

Garfield County commissioners issued a statement supporting a temporary closure in response to feedback from the community.

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