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Havasupai Tribe Suspends All Tourism To Guard Against COVID-19

The Havasupai Tribe has suspended all tourism on the reservation until further notice to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

The Tribal Council passed a resolution Thursday saying the pandemic poses a grave threat to the Havasupai.

“In order to further protect the health and welfare of the Havasupai people and tribal residents, the Council finds it necessary to continue the suspension of its tourism operation until further notice,” said Chairwoman Eva Kissoon in a press release.

Officals had previously restricted travel to the reservation and mandated quarantine for all residents amid the coronavirus outbreak. Tourists with reservations will be able to reschedule their trips for future dates after the travel ban has been lifted. The Havasupai Tribe prohibits refunds for camping permits, mule packing and other services.

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