Yosemite National Park ,,,Monday, November 22, 2021

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Daily Report – Yosemite National Park
Monday, November 22, 2021

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 59 to 65 at 5000 feet…47 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet…25 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 58 at 5000 feet…39 to 47 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa | Badger Pass

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COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATIONS

Testing
For Thanksgiving week, testing will take place on Monday, November 22 (clinic) and Tuesday November 23 (wellness center) – no Thursday testing (due to the holiday).

Free COVID-19 testing is available through LHI in Yosemite Valley from 10 am to 6 pm on Mondays (Yosemite Medical Clinic) and Thursdays (Curry Village Wellness Center). Walk-Ins are welcome or visit https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting
to schedule a test. Yosemite Medical Clinic can perform COVID testing for symptomatic individuals Monday through Friday.

COVID & Flu Vaccinations
COVID vaccines have been approved for kids ages 5-11! The Yosemite Medical Clinic recommends everyone five years old and older get vaccinated. If you have any questions about this vaccine, please call or come by the Yosemite Medical Clinic to talk to the staff. You can call the clinic at 372-4637. The clinic also encourages everyone to get their flu vaccines for further protection. Please register in advance for the COVID vaccine at https://myturn.ca.gov/.

Wednesday, November 24 – COVID vaccine clinic at Yosemite Medical Clinic 9am – 4pm – adult
Wednesday, December 1 – COVID vaccine clinic at Yosemite Medical Clinic 9am-4pm – adult doses and kids 2nd doses

In addition, Mariposa County is offering the following clinic:
Tuesday, November 23 – Community Health Center (5300 49 N, Mariposa) 9-12PM and 2:30-4:30PM. Appointments required.

You can make appointments at https://www.myturn.ca.gov/.

Additional Resources
– Updated CDC guidelines for booster shots: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html
– Check booster eligibility: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
– Free COVID-19 vaccinations (full series and boosters) are available at the Yosemite Medical Clinic on Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Online registration is required and can be completed in advance on your computer or mobile device or onsite, at https://myturn.ca.gov
– NPS Employee Information: https://doimspp.sharepoint.com/sites/nps-InsideNPS/SitePages/NPS-Coronavirus-Response-Information.aspx

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NEW & HAPPENING TODAY

Campgrounds
Camp 4: The west side of Camp 4 (sites 1-36) closed for the season on November 15. The east side of Camp 4 (sites 37-61) remains open on a first-come, first-served self-registration basis. Visitors should go directly to Camp 4 to check for an available spot, and self-register at the Camp 4 kiosk following the posted instructions. No more than 6 people are allowed per campsite. No pets allowed in Camp 4.

Upper Pines: The back three loops of Upper Pines (loops 4-6) are closed for the season as of noon, Monday November 22. The front three loops of Upper Pines (loops 1-3) remain open for the winter on reservation-only. Any available sites are reservable online at recreation.gov, including any same-day cancellations. (S. Montroy)
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Mariposa Touchdown Space
The Mariposa Touchdown space is reopening for employee use, but in accordance with Public Health Guidance, occupancy is limited to 6 people at a time. If you’d like to use it, please check the reservation calendar on Sharepoint (http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Admn/SitePages/Touchdown%20Space.aspx). Masks are required to be worn at all times in the touchdown space and throughout the building. (J. Morris)
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Medical Clinic Closed Thursday
Yosemite Medical Clinic will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 25 and will reopen Friday, November 26 at 9AM for normal operations. Emergency Services are available by calling 911. (R. Madrid)
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Thanksgiving Community Dinner Thursday
The Yosemite Thanksgiving Community Dinner is back this year at Curry Village. Yosemite Hospitality will be hosting the dinner in the Pavilion on Thursday, November 25 from 4PM to 8PM. All community members and families are welcome to attend. Please continue to social distance and wear your mask when not eating and drinking at your table. To maintain social distancing, please do not move tables or join them together. If you are feeling sick, please stay home to protect your fellow community members. The meal is complimentary for Yosemite Hospitality team members and $10 for community members.

The Carabiner will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen to the community on Friday, November 26. You are welcome to join in for a holiday meal at the Curry Village Pavilion from 4PM to 8PM. (L. Cesaro)
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The Ansel Adams Gallery Black Friday Changes
The Ansel Adams Gallery will be foregoing its traditional Black Friday Sale this holiday season. However, as this is a small community, The Gallery would like to extend to all locals living and working in the park (Yosemite, El Portal, Wawona, Foresta, Yose West) a 25% discount on all in store items (original fine art and educational classes excluded). To give ample time, this offer will be good until Monday, November 29 and not just on Black Friday proper. The Ansel Adams Gallery asks that you please bring with you a form of ID that lists a local address or park employment. Thanks, and Happy Holidays from TAAG Staff! (I. Carlson)

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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS

Merced Grove Restoration Safety Closure
The Merced Grove of giant sequoias is closed for restoration within the grove removing hazardous fuel loads. In 2020 and 2021, thousands of giant sequoias died due to high severity fire burning through fuel loaded forests. To reduce the risk to the Merced Grove of giant sequoias, a team will be removing fuels from in and around the grove. Email garrett_dickman@nps.gov for more information or access. (G. Dickman)

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