A Note from Our CEO, Dean Harrison, Regarding COVID-19 Response at Our Park.
Posted March 13, 2020 & filed under News
On behalf of the Out of Africa Wildlife Park family—our employees, volunteers and the wonderful animals that share our world—I wanted to reach out to you, our members and guests, to inform you of the actions we are taking to address COVID-19.
Like everyone else in the country, we are experiencing changes in how we approach everything that we do—especially when it comes to the health and well-being of our guests, employees, volunteers, and animals.
We will remain open to visitors because we are an open-air, open space park with spacious habitats. We ask all of our employees, visitors, and members to act cautiously and be responsible. Please stay home if you are sick and follow the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Service.
While all citizens are taking precautions, we realize that life will not stand still and that family time at places like Out of Africa Wildlife Park remains an essential escape for people. A visit to the park is a chance to get outside, enjoy the weather, and interact with nature—something we will all need in the coming weeks! As such, we have taken the following actions:
Maintaining a Healthy Environment for Animals and People
We are actively and consistently cleaning and sanitizing all hard surfaces with extra attention on frequent use surfaces. Of course, there are restrooms available for washing your hands and hand sanitizing stations by the Tiger Splash arena and the Sloth House to follow public health best practices.
Social Distancing Measures
Out of Africa Wildlife Park has the benefit of being a vast, open air space where social distancing is already common. We do our best to make sure groups are spread out in an orderly fashion as much as possible to maintain distances from other guests – following guidelines from the CDC. We will continue to modify our practices as necessary.
The situation around COVID-19 is fluid, and so will be our response. We are monitoring communications from the CDC and other reputable health organizations to ensure that we do everything in our power to keep the people and animals in our park safe.
Thank you for being a guest and supporter of Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and please know that we will remain vigilant during these trying times.
Hope to see you here soon!