Yellowstone is requiring visitors to wear masks inside park buildings. Photo: NPS

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park announced today, July 30 via Facebook that regardless of vaccination status, visitors to Yellowstone are required to wear a mask indoors and in all public and commercial transportation.

According to the announcement, all five counties with Yellowstone have substantial or high COVID-19 transmission rates.

On July 28, Grand Teton National Park began requiring that all visitors wear masks inside park building.

As of July 29, there have been 54 active COVID-19 cases in Teton County in the past two weeks. As of today, St. John’s Health has reported 1 COVID-19 patient in the primary care unit. On July 22, six COVID-19 patients were in the primary care unit. 1 COVID-19 patient was transferred to an Idaho or Utah hospital.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.