North Georgia Zoo staff are following the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC), including guidelines about hand washing and cleaning. We will continue to watch the situation daily and follow the recommendations of the CDC, as well as state and local health agencies.
Concerning animals, the CDC website states, "There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it's always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals. "
For up to date information about the status of North Georgia Zoo during this outbreak, please visit our website at www.northgeorgiazoo.com.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov.