West Glacier, MT  Glacier National Park isannouncing modifications to its winter 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 21, 2020, the Apgar Visitor Center and bookstore will close until further notice. The park will continue to provide visitor information through alternative means at the Apgar Visitor Center Plaza.

 

During the winter months, the park offers minimal visitor services and facilities, but the park remains accessible to the Apgar, Lake McDonald, and St. Mary areas. Monday through Friday, visitor information is available at park headquarters from 8 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch

12-12:30 pm). Additional information and current conditions are available on the park’s website.

 

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Glacier National Parkis 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.