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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo details plans to reopen Part 1

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo details plans to reopen Part 1
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo details plans to reopen Part 1
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DOORLY ZOO ANDAQUARIUM PLANS TOREOPEN WITH SOMERESTRICTIONS COMEMONDAY.THIS MORNING 3NEWS NOW GOT ALOOK AT SOME OF THECHANGES AND HOWTHE ZOO ISPREPARING TOHANDLE THECROWDS.REPORTER PHILBERGMAN WAS THEREAND IS LIVE AT THEHENRY DOORLY ZOOWITH MORE.GOOD EVENINGTHEZOO PLANS TO LIMITCAPACITY TO 20-PERCENTROUGHLYTHREE THOUSANDPEOPLE AT A TIME.THE ZOO IS OPENINGIN A WAY THATPRACTICES SAFETYAND SOCIALDISTANCING WHILESTILL GIVING GUESTSAN EXPERIENCE WITHTHE ANIMALS.SO YOU'LL SEEREMINDERS ABOUTTHESE EVERYWHEREAROUND THE ZOO.10.51.08 OMAHA'SHENRY DOORLY ZOOAND AQUARIUM ISGEARING UP FOR ITSOPENING NEXT WEEK.WE HAVE TO SEE HOWTHIS IS GOING TO GO.IT IS OUR FIRSTPANDEMIC, IT IS OURFIRST RESTRICTIONON GROUNDS AND WENEED TO SEE HOW ITGOES TOO.

10.55.21DENNIS PATE IS THEZOO'S DIRECTOR.HE SAID THE ZOO ISPROJECTED FORYEAR-END TO LOSE 26MILLION DOLLARS ANDIS ESTIMATING LOSING50-PERCENT OF ITSATTENDANCE FROMJUNE THROUGH THEEND OF THE YEAR.IT'S A LITTLE ODD, ITFEELS A LITTLE LIKEI'M LOOKING ATHISTORY WHILE I'MLIVING THROUGH IT.10.37.25 WITH A JUNEFIRST START DATE,THE ZOO MADECHANGES TO KEEPGUESTS SAFE.ON THE GROUND PAWPRINTS WILL SHOWSIX FEET OF SOCIALDISTANCING,BATHROOMS ARE NOWFAMILY-ONLY, ONEFAMILY AT A TIMEANDTHE TICKETINGPROCESS WILL LOOKA LITTLE DIFFERENT.THEY'LL GET A TICKETON THEIR CELLPHONEAND THEY CAN READIT THROUGH HERE SOIT'S MINIMALTRANSITION.10.57.42 JUST UNDER1400 GUESTS WILLCOME IN AT EACHPRE-ASSIGNEDHALF-HOUR TIMESLOTRESERVATIONSARE LIMITED TO TWODAYS IN AAEWMAPS AROUND THEODS SLDE GUESTSWN A PRE- TERMINEDLKING PATH.U GONERE,OOUND THE ZOOAND COME OUT HE..59REOPENING PLAN.WE WANTED TO STARTSLOW.IT'S HARD TO GOBACK, IT'S EASY TOGO FORWARD.

.49.09COME IN AT EACHPRE-ASSIGNEDHALF-HOUR TIMESLOTRESERVATIONSARE LIMITED TO TWODAYS IN ADVANCENEWMAPS AROUND THEGROUNDS SHOWWHAT'S OPEN ANDWILL DIRECT GUESTSDOWN A PRE-DETERMINEDWALKING PATH.YOU GO IN HERE, YOUGO AROUND THE ZOOAND COME OUT HERE.10.59.44 AS OF NOWTHE INDOORATTRACTIONS REMAINCLOSEDAS WELL,SOME FOOD VENUESWILL BE OPEN.THE ZOO SAYS THEJUNE OPENING IS THEFIRST PHASE OF ITSREOPENING PLAN.IT'S HARD TO GOBACK, IT'S EASY TOGO FORWARD.10.49.09THE ZOO IS NOTREQUIRING GUESTSTO WEAR MASKS BUTSAYS IT IS STRONGLYRECOMMENDED.I'LL HAVE MORE ONWHAT THE ZOO ISDOING TO KEEPGUESTS SAFE COMINGUP AT 6:30.REPORTING ATOMAHA'S HENRYDOORLY ZOO ANDAQUARIUM, PHILBERGMAN, 3 NEWSNOW.





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