The Los Angeles County Health Department issued guidelines on June 10 giving zoos the option to reopen to the public.
However, the Los Angeles Zoo, which has been closed to the public since March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain closed while it continues making preparations for tentative reopening on an undetermined date in July.
The zoo’s reopening plan will include a modified, safe experience for guests, staff, and the animals. Safety measures will include requiring staff and guests to wear face coverings, installing directional signage encouraging social distancing between groups, increasing cleaning and sanitization practices, and closing indoor spaces and high-touch areas.
The new protocols will facilitate a safe, positive and fun zoo experience for all visitors. The changes and policies will be communicated to visitors prior to reopening the doors to the public.
The Los Angeles Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,400 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. More than 1.8 million people visit the zoo each year. For information, call (323)644-4200, or visit lazoo.org.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.