Lassen Volcanic National Park is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

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Lassen Volcanic National Park is announcing modifications to operations
to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March
17, 2020 the Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center is closed and ranger-led programs are
cancelled. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, restrooms, water, and
backcountry self-registration remain available in the Loomis Plaza and inside the 24-hour
vestibule of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. All outdoor areas of the park remain
open, though visitors should be aware that snow currently covers all trails. Snow clearing
operations continue as normal, providing access to the Manzanita Lake and Southwest
Areas.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Lassen
Volcanic National Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is
working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full
operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to
prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself
and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you
cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we
ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious
illness.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check
with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

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