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COVID-19 UPDATE

Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

As the coronavirus outbreak continues and officials work to stop people from gathering in large groups, including in outdoor spaces like the Appalachian Trail, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are issuing new restrictions.

The national forests announced on Monday evening that they're temporarily shutting down all trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in order to prevent groups from congregating there as a way to protect public health and safety.

They say that decision aligns with CDC guidance and measures from the Virginia Department of Health.

https://wildeast.appalachiantrail.org/explore/plan-and-prepare/hiking-basics/health/covid19/

Additional note: The Cascades trailhead area is closed and folks who are parking outside the gate are getting ticketed and towed.