Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 17, 2020

Coronavirus in Yosemite

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

There were no reports of coronavirus in Yosemite. Then they tested the park’s sewage

Like a lot of the rural West, Yosemite National Park stood as a safe haven from the coronavirus. No park employees or residents tested positive. No visitors reported being sick. The fresh air and open space seemed immune.

That’s until local health officials started looking for the coronavirus in the park’s raw sewage — that’s right, the poop. This week, lab analysis of feces at two wastewater treatment plants serving Yosemite revealed the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. Dozens of people in Yosemite Valley are believed to have been infected.

Read more at There were no reports of coronavirus in Yosemite. Then they tested the park’s sewage – SFChronicle.com


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