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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Riley County 2 Week Challenge to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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During this challenge, it is up to all of us as a community to come together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As a part of the City of Manhattan, Parks and Recreation Department we are committed to following the set guidelines below. Additionally, we will also be adding to our safety measures, temperature checks of all guests before entering the Zoo. Additionally, we will be limited capacity in our gift shop to five guests at all times. 

Additional precautions will include: 

• Consistently and correctly wearing a mask and keeping at least 6 ft apart at all times in indoor and outdoor spaces (other than at home with the people in your immediate household)
• Washing and sanitizing hands frequently
• Working from home if possible and holding meetings online rather than in person
• Avoiding being indoors with non-household members except for school, work that cannot be done from home, and activities deemed essential
• Supporting local businesses by consistently and correctly wearing a mask, maintaining distance, and ordering online or by phone, with curbside pickup or delivery
• Supporting local restaurants by maintaining at least 6 ft of distance, consistently and correctly wearing a mask, and by ordering food to go
• Staying home if experiencing any symptoms of illness, and Remaining in isolation or quarantine for the recommended period if positive for COVID-19 or if identified as a close contact
• Calling the Riley County Screening Line 785-323-6400 or your doctor for advice about testing if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
• Practicing healthy habits: eating healthy food, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep

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