GCNP River district: They MIGHT reopen for launches June 14, but they will evaluate the situation again mid-May, and will let commercial outfitters and private boaters know.
Xanterra facilities, Grand Canyon, will reopen June 15, but again, they will continue to evaluate the situation. This would include most of the hotels in the Park.
The unemployment I'm now able to collect is nice, but will run out in mid-July. Fortunately I have other income. Other people may not have that. I'm using the unemployment $$ to save up a year's worth of rent money, and have paid off small debts already. I'm not running out to buy a new kayak, although it's very tempting. I also am not sure I want to do my job when the time comes. As a bus driver, it puts me in very close contact with many people from all over.
The people who said that "being on a river trip is the safest place" are not thinking through all the possibilities. Imagine a 14-day commercial oar trip with 27 people on it. One person on that trip may be coming down with the virus, unknown at the launch ramp. They can infect others on the trip. Then the Park Service has to put their personnel in jeopardy sending a helicopter crew to remove the sick people. A few days later, maybe more people get sick, to the point maybe there are no longer enough qualified boatmen. Then the Park Service has to find boatmen willing to go in, fly them in, and fly more sick people out. It would be a nightmare.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.