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Masks required in public Louisville Zoo buildings

All guests, even if vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask inside of buildings. Guests outside do not have to wear masks but are encouraged to social distance.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to a release, the Louisville Zoo is now requiring mask wearing for all individuals inside of buildings beginning Monday. 

The new guidelines come as Louisville Metro Government is requiring masks in all government buildings. 

Buildings at the Zoo included are the Gorilla Forest, the Islands, HerpAquarium, MetaZoo and the Zoo’s gift shops. Guests outside of Zoo buildings do not have to wear masks but are encouraged to social distance. 

Louisville currently has substantial transmission of COVID-19, however Mayor Greg Fischer said city officials anticipate the county reaching "red" status by Monday. In the past three weeks, COVID-19 cases have tripled. 

"We’re at a point we’d hoped to avoid through vaccines, which are safe, highly effective at stopping serious illness and death from COVID-19, and widely available at over 100 locations throughout Louisville," Fischer said. 

The Zoo has disposable masks available for guests.

For more information, visit LouisvilleZoo.org/together.


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