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Virginia Living Museum reopens to public

The Virginia Living Museum reopened to visitors on Saturday, as Virginia entered the second phase of reopening from the prolonged coronavirus shutdown.

For 82 days, the essential Animal Welfare and Conservation Team staff have remained onsite to care for over 1,000 native mammals, birds, reptiles/amphibians, fishes and gardens, while the Newport News attraction was closed to the public.

The outdoor trail and gardens were opened to VLM members on June 3, and last Saturday, the museum reopened its indoor facility.

The following safety guidelines are being followed to protect guests, staff, volunteers, and the VLM animals:

—All staff, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear face-coverings;—There will be one-way directional pathways;—Social distancing will be enforced;—No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to aCOVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the establishment, and—Limited capacity will be set per official state guidelines.


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