Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park has shut down its operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.The park, run by the National Parks Service, said the closure is in response to guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control as well as the Georgia Department of Public Health.
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Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park closes to help fight coronavirus 

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park has shut down its operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The park, which is run by the National Parks Service, said the closure is in response to guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

The National Parks Service said the park won’t offer services that extend beyond “emergency visitor and resource protection.” The closure extends to all parking lots, buildings, trails and facilities at the site.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is our number one priority,” the National Parks Service said.

No date on when the park is projected to reopen has been provided, but the National Park Service said updates on the park’s status will be provided on its website and social media pages.

The National Parks Service has also closed its Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area units and parking areas to the public for two weeks starting March 21. Those closures will be accessed by federal officials in two weeks. 


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