CHICAGO (CBS)– ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo will stay open through the holidays.
As COIVD-19 cases surge, Gov. JB Pritzker announced new statewide restrictions will go into effect on Friday; including tighter limits for retailers, and requiring museums, theaters and casinos to close.READ MORE: Working For Chicago: School Bus Companies Looking For Drivers This Fall
“Since the zoo functions as an outdoor venue, Lincoln Park Zoo plans to remain open through the holidays,” a Lincoln Park Zoo spokesperson said in a written statement.
Guests have to wear masks and social distancing measures are in place when visiting the light show.READ MORE: MISSING: Kyrin Carter, 12, Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana
The zoo, however, will close to the public from January 4 to March 4. Due to state guidelines, the zoo cannot open its buildings, causing a safety risk in Chicago’s coldest months.
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