Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Hill Aerospace Museum Closed Until Further Notice
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s Hogle Zoo will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, zoo officials said.
Previously purchased tickets will be accepted on any future 2020 date and officials added zoo memberships will be extended for the length of the closure automatically.
“As a family destination, our goal is to protect the health and well-being of our animals, the community and zoo staff,” officials said in a statement. “The dedicated animal care team will remain active at the zoo daily and will continue to provide our animals with the highest standard of care. Administrative staff will be staggering schedules to reduce social interactions.
“Zoo leadership will continue to monitor developments of the outbreak and follow guidance from federal, state and local authorities to help determine when we will reopen.”
Hill Aerospace Museum officials also announced the museum closed on Monday as a public health precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Venues at Thanksgiving Point will also be closed until further notice. Officials said that closure includes the Butterfly Biosphere, Museum of Ancient Life, Museum of Natural Curiosity and Farm Country, as well as the Harvest Restaurant and the Tower Deli at the Water Tower Plaza.
Summit and Salt Lake counties have closed dine-in restaurants to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Restaurants were allowed to offer takeout, delivery, curbside pickup or drive-thru options, as long as they comply with the public health orders in their county.
“We can’t emphasize enough the priority to still make food available. Curbside take-out or drive-thru food service is permitted, but third-party food delivery services are prohibited. Following these orders will contribute to slowing the spread of COVID-19 cases in our community,” said Summit County health officer Dr. Rich Bullough.
Chick-Fil-A announced Sunday it will be closing all dining rooms to limit person-to-person contact during the pandemic.
Drive-thrus will remain open and some restaurants could offer mobile pickup or delivery options.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced additional temple closures over the weekend after making temporary adjustments to temple work and closing public areas near local Church buildings.
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