- Visitors should always wash their hands with soap and water before and after petting or touching any animal.
- Never eat, drink or put anything in your mouth in animal areas.
- Parents and caregivers are encouraged to leave strollers outside the animal exhibits and carry small children.
- Older adults, pregnant women, young children and people with weakened immune systems should consider avoiding animal areas.
The agriculture department is working with fair boards to increase access to hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations.
Agriculture and health department officials say frequent hand-washing can lower a person’s risk of getting sick from influenza, salmonella, e. Coli and other illnesses.
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