Yosemite National Park – October 30, 2020 – 2020 has been a year like no other in yosemite National Park, From closures in early spring becaus eof Covid outbreaks to Park limit restrictions put in place to keep social distancing impacts at a minimum through the summer season, Yosemite National Park visitors certainly will have stories to tell about their visit or canceled visits to the park during Covid outbreak in 2020.
Yet on november 1st Yosemite National park will enter their Winter season schedule with open invitation at the gates once again. no longer requiring guests to have a reservation to enter the park. Yes Covid still is prevalent in society and Yes social distancing and cleanliness standards will still be in practice, but as we enter the winter season, snow or no snow the park will open its boarders for exploration by all.
At this time Tioga Pass is still open on the east and access to the high country will remain open until the season snow storms become relevant once again.
While reservations will no longer be required to drive into the park, we continue to urge you to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; wearing a cloth face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained; 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.