Are masks required at the Toledo Zoo and aquarium?

The zoo says other COVID-19 protocols, including closing the Broadway entrance and requiring masks to be worn indoors, will remain in place.

TOLEDO, Ohio – In yet another sign that things are slowly returning to normal, outdoor Toledo Zoo guests are no longer required to wear face masks.

Zoo officials announced the change to their COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday.

However, face coverings are still required for indoor attractions from 3 years of age.

Face covering is also required when interacting with the zoo staff in person or at concession stands.

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At the same time, the zoo says it is still taking precautions to protect its guests, including implementing pedestrian traffic patterns that encourage social distancing and continue to require guests to enter through the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance.

The zoo says exemptions from the mask mandate are allowed for those with specific health or safety concerns.

The change comes the same day Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that all non-nursing home healthcare contracts in the state would be canceled on June 2nd.

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