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Yosemite hotel under fire for hosting hundreds at Thanksgiving feast

Yosemite hotel under fire for hosting hundreds at Thanksgiving feast
The famed Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park has come under fire for hosting a lavish Thanksgiving feast for hundreds amid stay-at-home pleas from public health officials.

Yosemite hotel under fire for hosting hundreds at Thanksgiving feast The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park on February 13, 2020.LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — The famed Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park has come under fire for hosting a lavish Thanksgiving feast for hundreds amid stay-at-home pleas from public health officials.“This Thanksgiving, celebrate among family, friends and the epic beauty of Yosemite National Park,” the hotel wrote in promotion of the event.As a National Park, Yosemite falls within federal jurisdiction, and Freireich said the hotel could require but not enforce masking among guests.

National Park Service spokeswoman Stephanie Roulett said Yosemite and other parks are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local officials, to adapt to changing conditions.” At the time, Mariposa County, where Yosemite is located, was in the orange tier of California’s color-coded blueprint for reopening, indicating moderate risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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