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Havasupai Tribe Suspends Tourist Visits For 30 Days To Slow Spread of COVID-19

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A popular tourist destination deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon is shutting down temporarily over concerns about the new coronavirus.

The Havasupai Tribal Council announced over the weekend it will suspend tourist operations on its reservation for 30 days, starting Monday.

The reservation is known for its towering blue-green waterfalls that draw visitors from around the world.

The tribe says tourists who had planned to be at the campgrounds or lodge during the closure can reschedule their trips for dates in 2021.

The tribe says no cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the reservation.

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