SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After months of closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, officials with Great Wolf Lodge have brought forward the reopening date for its Scottsdale location.
According to a statement released Thursday afternoon, officials say guests will be welcomed back to the resort, beginning on June 9.
In late April, company officials say the closure will be extended to June 15.
In the statement released Thursday, company officials say they will disinfect all frequently touched surfaces at the resort, and all rooms will be disinfected and sanitized prior to check-in. In addition, occupancy will initially be reduced to 50% or less.
Officials also say markers will be placed in queues to allow for social distancing, and workers will have to undergo a wellness and temperature check before reporting to work.
Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale has been closed since the afternoon of March 15, as a result of COVID-19. The closure was originally slated to end on April 2, but was subsequently extended to May 19, and then extended again.
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