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Henry Doorly Zoo closes amid coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 15:41:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is closing to the public starting Monday through the end of the month due to coronavirus concerns.

The zoo says the decision was made based on the announcement Saturday regarding Nebraska's first community spread case of the virus, along with an urgency to decrease public events and gatherings.

There are no known guests or employees that have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the zoo.

Updates will be posted on the zoo's website and social media regarding re-opening and events as the situation changes.

Programs and events are canceled through March 31.

The zoo will contact individuals separately who have purchased a ticket or registered for a program.

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