You can hike in the fresh air, but if you’re on one of the buses inside Denali National Park, or using the facilities, you’ll be required to don a face mask again. So says the National Park Service, which reinstitute a mask mandate for Alaska’s most famous national park.
That mask mandate applies to anyone 2 years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status.
The mask mandate takes effect Friday.
The park mandate is following U.S. Interior Department guidelines, which require masks when Covid-19 community levels reach a high status in the surrounding area.
Mask requirements are based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels for the Denali Borough and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.