PHOENIX - Officials with Phoenix Zoo say they are closing down as a temporary measure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, zoo officials say they will close on Wednesday, March 18, and will remain closed until further notice. All pre-purchased admission tickets will be honored when the zoo reopens.
Zoo officials also say they will offer live educational programming, virtual safaris and photos and video of animals, behind-the-scenes caretaking by keepers, and in-depth stories of the zoo and its animals.
In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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