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Los Angeles Zoo reopens

OW Staff Writer | 2/19/2021, midnight
The Los Angeles Zoo will reopen to the public tomorrow for..

The Los Angeles Zoo will reopen to the public tomorrow for the first time since the most recent COVID-19 regional stay-at-home order went into effect on Dec. 7, 2020.

Zoo officials said they have modified the zoo experience to make it safe for guests and conform to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's safety protocols.

Visitors should expect:

—An online reservation-based ticketing system for all visitors, including members;

—Limited capacity within the zoo;

—Face covering requirements for all staff and guests who are 2 years old and older;

—Enhanced cleaning procedures for high-contact surfaces and restrooms;

—Hand sanitizer stations throughout the zoo;

—One way traffic pathways throughout the zoo to allow for physical distancing among guests;

—Signs reminding people to physically distance, as well as markers and physical barriers placed throughout the zoo;

—The closure of high touch areas, including the Papiano Playpark, and the contact yard at the Winnick Family Children's Zoo.