The man faces federal charges for violating the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Grand Canyon.
A man facing Federal allegations on United States break COVID-19 pandemic, When organizing a hike Grand Canyon, On Arizona, There are 153 people.
This Grand Canyon National Park Closed at the beginning of the pandemic to reduce coronavirus infections.This Booking About a year ago, it resumed activities under strict sanitation measures.
Joseph Don Mount is a man in Washington state who violated Guidelines Make money by organizing a tour. The man charged $95 per person.
This defendant in spite of Grand Canyon They warned him that it was illegal.
When the tour took place on October 24, the nature reserve allowed groups of up to 11 people, while before the pandemic, the limit was 30 tourists. In addition, tourists are also required to keep a distance of nearly two meters from others and always wear a mask.
Official Grand Canyon National Park, On Arizona, Don Mount reportedly organized a Facebook walk with more than 100 participants.
According to NBC reports, the man later reported on Facebook that he would no longer be the leader of walking, but the activity continued. The organizers only asked people to divide into groups of 10 and bring walkie-talkies to communicate.
However, on the day of the tour, the Grand Canyon National Park authorities found 70 people in one area. In addition, most people did not wear masks during the pandemic and did not try to maintain the recommended distance.
Other tourists complained that this huge group visited the reserve because they did not follow the guidelines and delayed the rest of the tourists.
Now Joseph Don Mount is facing federal charges in Arizona for interfering with the work of government officials, falsifying reports, conducting business without authorization, and violating activity restrictions and restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic .