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Sonoma County Health Officer – Face Mask Requirements when Indoors

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Updated August 3, 2021 – until further notice.

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase announced that Sonoma County will be joining six Bay Area counties in reinstating a universal indoor masking order effective 12:01 a.m. August 3. This will continue to be in effect until further notice.

When indoors, everyone will be required to wear face covering regardless of vaccination status.  Our guests will need to wear a mask to check in, visit the gift shop, and indoor dining in our Savannah Café.

We do instruct and strongly recommend that guests who are not fully vaccinated bring a mask to use anywhere on property, especially when social distancing outside is unachievable.

Safari Tour Truck and Number of Guests:
Safari vehicles may depart with up to 12, maybe 14 guests onboard. If you’re uncomfortable with this arrangement, please contact a member of our reservations team and ask about booking a Private Safari Experience.

Guest Safety and Well-Being: 
We recognize and understand that these can be uncertain times, and all have different levels of comfort when it comes to how quickly the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. As an institution housing numerous rare and endangered species, we have always had highly stringent policies and practices to mitigate disease transmission and general cleanliness.

At Safari West our paramount goal is the well-being of our guests, our team, and our animals. Your safety, and peace of mind is our top priority at every moment of your visit.


The Safari West Team

How You Can Help Protect Yourself and Others

While COVID-19 is a novel disease, it is subject to the same control measures as the common cold or seasonal flu. The following recommendations come directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more useful information can be found on their website.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Thank You and Stay Safe