Yosemite National Park
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July 28, 2021 - Yosemite National Park officials report Mariposa, Tuolumne and Madera counties are now in the Substantial level of community transmission per the CDC COVID-19 data Tracker. Merced County is now in the High level of community transmission.
Based on updated CDC and DOI guidance for parks located in communities with Substantial or High levels of community transmission, beginning as of start of business on Wednesday, July 28, 2021:
- All Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors to Yosemite National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while inside all Federal Buildings.
- Any Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated must also continue to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others, consistent with CDC guidance.
COVID Prevention And Testing
If you are feeling sick, stay home.
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, go to the Yosemite Medical Clinic or your healthcare provider to get tested. Please help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer to help reduce the spread of disease by touching surfaces.
The Yosemite Medical Clinic is open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (walk-ins accepted until 6:30 pm unless clinic capacity is reached earlier).
Some kinds of COVID testing are available at Yosemite Medical Clinic.
- have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, whether or not you are fully vaccinated, or
- have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, consider visiting your health care provider or Yosemite Medical Clinic. If you come to Yosemite Medical Clinic, providers can take note of any symptoms you are having, perform a physical exam, and if they determine it is necessary, order COVID-19 testing, which may be performed in-house and/or by an external laboratory.
On the other hand, if you do not have symptoms and have not been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but are interested in getting tested, you can get a screening test for no out-of-pocket cost on Wednesdays at Yosemite Medical Clinic between 10 AM and 4 PM. If you need to provide your test results to satisfy travel, work, school, or camp etc. requirements, confirm with the recipient of the results that the screening test Yosemite Medical Clinic currently offers, known as "BinaxNow," will be satisfactory to meet specific requirements.
Testing is also available at the following locations:
- Mariposa County at the Mariposa Senior Center on Tuesdays - Saturdays from 7:00 -11:30 am and from 1:00 -3:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, Please call 1-888-634-1123 or visit: https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting.
- Mono County on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm at the Mammoth Lakes Foundation (100 College Parkway). To register, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting.
- Tuolumne County on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at the Tuolumne Veteran's Memorial Hall from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. To schedule an appointment visit please https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting.
- Madera County in Oakhurst on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - noon in the Raley's parking lot. This is a drive-up clinic open to Madera County residents only.