Safe & Healthy
What We're Doing
We’re following all Washington state guidelines for the appropriate Safe Start phase to guard against Covid-19 (coronavirus).
- Following all Washington state guidelines
- Limiting daily attendance with timed tickets
- Closing high-touch areas
- Face coverings are required for non-vaccinated guests age 5 and over and encouraged for vaccinated guests – in compliance with CDC and state health guidelines.
- Increasing sanitation procedures
- Hand sanitizing stations around the Zoo, with reminders
- Visual guides and reminders to social distancing
- No-touch front gate and restroom entry
- Glass windows and no cash transactions
Face coverings are required for non-vaccinated guests age 5 and over and encouraged for vaccinated guests – in compliance with CDC and state health guidelines.
Exception for Children Under 5
- Children under 5 are not required to wear face coverings.
- Children ages 2, 3, and 4 are encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings.
- Children under 2 should not wear face coverings.
If guests don’t have a face covering when they arrive, a face mask will be provided to them.
Why are face coverings important?
Wearing face covering can prevent the spread of Covid-19-19 to others. When you wear a face covering, you help protect your loved ones and others around you, even if you don’t think you have Covid-19. Face coverings can reduce the release of virus particles into the air when someone with Covid-19 speaks, coughs or sneezes.
What constitutes a face covering?
Under the Governor’s order, a cloth face covering is anything that completely covers your nose and mouth. It can be a scarf, bandanna or sewn mask with ties and straps that go around your head and behind your ears. It can be made from a variety of materials, like cotton, fleece or linen and can be either factory-made or made from household items. Disposable masks are acceptable face coverings.
Face shields are not an acceptable substitute for face coverings. A face shield does not fit snugly around the wearer’s nose and mouth, and does not stop the virus from getting into the air and potentially infecting others.
Mondays 2-3pm are reserved for people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.