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Hot Springs National Park masking back up as COVID cases continue to rise



Little Rock, Arkansas – While the coronavirus continues its ever-expanding mutations and infects more people, one central Arkansas national park is taking steps to help mitigate its effects.

A mask mandate will be in effect for all federally operated buildings within the park until COVID-19 levels in Garland County decrease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently lists Garland County as “high” level for community transmission.

For high community levels, the CDC recommends people:

• Wear a mask indoors while out in public
• Stay current with COVID-19 vaccinations
• Get tested if you have symptoms

According to the Hot Springs National Park, the mandate will remain in effect as long as the community level remains high.