Below are some tips to help you prevent illness when visiting animal exhibits.
Wash hands often:
- Find out where hand washing stations are located.
- Always wash hands upon exiting animal areas even if you did not touch an animal.
- Always wash your hands right after petting animals or touching the animal enclosure, after going to the toilet, before eating and drinking, before preparing food or drinks, and after removing soiled clothes or shoes.
- Running water and soap are best. Use hand sanitizers if running water and soap are not available. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water as soon as a sink is available.
Eat and drink safely:
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- Keep food and drinks out of animal areas.
- Food should be prepared, served, and eaten only in areas where animals are not permitted (with the exception of service animals).
- Do not eat or drink raw (unpasteurized) products, including milk, cheeses, and cider or juices.
- Do not share your food with animals.
- Remember: Wash your hands before preparing food or drinks and before eating and drinking.
Below are some tips to help you prevent illness when visiting
animal exhibits. Wash hands often: Find out where hand washing
stations are located. Always wash hands upon exiting animal areas
even if you did not touch an animal. Always... More