Outer Banks NPS Facilities Implement Federal Mask Requirement

Posted By on February 3, 2021

Face masks are now required to be worn at all times by all persons at any of the National Park Service’s facilities located on the Outer Banks, as part of President Joe Biden’s recent executive order to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

From the official press release: To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners, and contractors.

At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial, face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities, including visitor centers and museums. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including beaches and trails.

As conditions are subject to change, visitors should check park websites and social media channels for details on operations before they visit. Other tips to recreate responsibly are available on NPS.gov. Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement.

For a full listing of operations at each park, visit the following operational status pages:


Posted by Matt Artz

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