• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Big Bend NP superintendent closes park after employee tests positive for Covid-19

Knowing that the nearest hospital was 100 miles away, and that it has just 25 beds and four ventilators, made it relatively easy for Big Bend National Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker to decide to close his park to the public Thursday after one of his employees was diagnosed with Covid-19.

"We are the fifth-hottest spot in the nation right now, our county (Brewster) is. That’s according to the New York Times," Krumenaker said during a phone call. "I have every expectation this is going to increase. We have a lot less than six degrees of separation in a community like this. I have one case, but I have a whole bunch of people in quarantine right now who have had direct contact."

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