Devils Tower

Devils Tower is pictured during the summer.

Devils Tower National Monument has closed to all visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a National Park Service news release.

“Devils Tower National Monument is announcing modifications to operations at the request of local public health officers from Crook County," the release says. "The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners is our No. 1 priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The decision announced Wednesday evening comes a day after the closure of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

The Parks Service will provide updates on its website and social media pages, the release states.

There are virtual resources available for exploring the park, including webcams, a photo gallery and virtual tour at nps.gov/deto.

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