Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is modifying operations to implement latest health guidance

Fritch – Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s memorandum of March 22, 2020 and consistent with emergency measures implemented in the state of Texas, is announcing additional modifications to the operations of Alibates Flint Quarries to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will offer no services outside those that support resource protection. At Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the latest health guidance:

Alibates Flint Quarries Visitor Center is closed to the visiting public. The park will not be providing any visitor information and services or interpretive services including on-site and off-site educational programs and the Quarries Tour.  

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website www.nps.gov/alfl and social media channels.  

Outdoor spaces at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument including restrooms will remain open and accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance. The NPS recognizes the critical role the park’s open spaces play during this emergency, and so the park’s roads, trails, and grounds will remain open. That said, visitors must assume a heightened responsibility for their own safety and well- being when normal levels of staffing are not present. We need the public’s help in abiding the CDC guidelines for social distancing and the prohibition of ten or more people. 

We also ask that all visitors to the park practice the principles of “Leave no Trace”. Carry out of the park what you carry in; help keep outdoor spaces safe, healthy, and slightly.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus .Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. For additional information, please call Lake Meredith National Recreation Area at 806-857-3151.  

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 421 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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