COVID-19 Health & Safety

We plan to adhere to the below recommended COVID-19 health and safety policies and best practices. These are informed by scientific research, CDC, Milwaukee County and American Camp Association guidelines. Note that the information on this webpage may be edited as more information becomes available or changes in alignment with local or national safety recommendations. Check back here for the most up-to-date policies at the time of your program.

Current Program Policies


Updated policy as of Oct. 1

Per Milwaukee County protocols, when the CDC risk level for our area is high, masks are required for all programs. When the risk level is medium, masks are not required, but we do encourage them. When the risk level is low, masks are optional for all programs.

Milwaukee County is currently classified as a medium‑risk area, so masks are not required but encouraged.

Physical Distancing

Class sizes have been reduced to allow for appropriate physical distancing. We ask that all participants adhere to physical distancing guidelines throughout the program.

Daily Health Assessments

Zoo Classes

All participants will complete a verbal health questionnaire upon arrival. We ask that you stay home if anyone in your household is feeling unwell with symptoms similar to COVID-19 or has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 10 days. We will process a credit for classes or camps missed due to these circumstances.

School Programs

We ask that any student or chaperone stay home if they are feeling unwell with symptoms similar to COVID-19 or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

When the CDC risk level is high in our area, we will reschedule at-school programs. At-Zoo programs will continue with appropriate protocols.

Program Best Practices

Hand Washing & Sanitizing

Hand washing and sanitizing will be available to all participants throughout the program. We encourage you to speak to your child or students about frequent hand washing, sanitizing and other preventive practices.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

High-touch areas indoors will be cleaned and disinfected consistently to mitigate potential surface spread. Classrooms will also be cleaned and disinfected between programs.