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Houston Zoo reopening today with new safety guidelines amid COVID-19

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Houston Zoo-goers rejoice, the cure to your cabin fever is opening next month and here’s what you need to know.

On Tuesday, the Houston Zoo announced it will be reopening June 3, while also following health and safety guidelines in the midst of the pandemic.

“We have been eagerly awaiting the time when we can reopen with the support of our local and state government,” said Lee Ehmke, president and CEO of the Houston Zoo. “During this time, we have been establishing new protocols to ensure we welcome Houstonians to the Zoo in the safest way possible.”

But before animal lovers can return, its guidelines include making online reservations. This is required for all guests and members. Guests will be able to reserve their spots at the Zoo starting Wednesday, May 27 at noon.

A few of their safety modifications include, free hand sanitizing stations along the path, at restrooms, and food locations. While food will be available for purchase, guests are welcomed to bring in their outside food and non-alcoholic drinks.

High-touch areas will remain closed, this includes the carrousel and the water play.

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