NPS Closes Amistad National Recreation Area
DEL RIO, TX – In accordance with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America and recent Val Verde County ordinance regarding COVID-19, the Lake Amistad announced Tuesday that all its facilities will be closing to the public effective immediately, in order to comply with federal and state guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the disease. The closure includes boat ramps, campgrounds, hiking trails and picnic areas. This closure is effective immediately and will be enforced until midnight on April 3, 2020. The situation will then be assessed to determine if a continued closure is warranted.
Superintendent Chris Ryan stated that "although there are currently no positive coronavirus cases in Val Verde County, he applauds this approach to be proactive and take precautionary measures to attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Del Rio and Val Verde County".
Val Verde County Judge Lewis Owens issued an executive order, declaring the coronavirus to be a local disaster and ordering individuals living within the county to shelter in place at their residences until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, when the situation will be reassessed and continued if warranted.
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