The Edmonton Valley Zoo is reopening to the public on Monday, June 15, after being closed since March 14 because of the pandemic.
Staff have put up new signs encouraging physical distancing, and guests will have to follow new rules on site to prevent coronavirus transmission.
“We’re looking forward to reopening, but things are going to look a little different,” Lindsey Galloway, director of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, said in a news release. “We will be providing an enjoyable visitor experience with modifications in place to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and animals.”
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No more than 1,500 people will be allowed to visit the zoo each day, which is about half the attraction’s normal attendance. Tickets must be purchased online, and guests will have to reserve a time slot in advance.
Guests should follow the one-way markings on the ground to foster physical distancing, and areas where it’s hard to spread out remain closed.
Visitors are encouraged to wear face masks, especially at indoor exhibits.