Zoos & Museums

The State of California has moved Fresno County to the Purple Tier. Please operate in accordance with Tier Protocols and the COVID-19 industry guidelines for Zoos and Museums.

  1. This document provides guidance for museums, galleries, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and other similar spaces (referred to collectively as “museums”) to support a safe, clean environment for workers. NOTE: This guidance is not intended for amusement, theme, or water parks. Museums with movie theaters, convention space, rentable meeting rooms, other areas for private events, etc., should keep those areas closed until large gatherings are allowed to resume modified or full operation through a specific reopening order and guidance. Museums with family entertainment activities, restaurants (including concessions, cafes, etc.) retail gift shops, life science research labs, etc., should refer to the guidance on such industries as it becomes available on the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap website. Discontinue demonstrations, such as live animal shows, unless physical distancing and sanitation protocols can be ensured. All large events or gatherings, such as concerts or private parties/events, must be canceled or postponed.

Business Action Required

  1. Prior to reopening for services Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquarium business owners must review, and agree to abide by California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums.
  2. If located in the City of Fresno, the business is required to meet the requirements listed in Appendix A.
  3. Provide feedback about following the above-mentioned protocols and list your company’s commitment by filling out the commitment survey.