Sea Turtle Inc. reopening after COVID-19 shutdown

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KVEO) — Sea Turtle Inc. permanently closed its doors on March 20. The facility says they will reopen Wednesday morning with some new guidelines to keep employees and visitors safe.

Jeff George, Executive Director with Sea Turtle Inc. says with the gradual reopening of the state and with the increase in summer tourism, they decided now is the time to open.

Sea Turtle Inc. is a non-profit organization that conserves sea turtles, an endangered species. The organization cares for injured turtles, some of who might not survive in the ocean.

Each year they rehabilitate and release hundreds of sea turtles. During nesting season they also protect, incubate, and release sea turtles’ eggs once they hatch.

Every summer they see major crowds, so as they reopen they will be taking precautions to keep everyone safe.

“So we’re going to ask people to try and distance themselves. We have an amphitheater which we have marked areas where people can or cannot sit, and a mask will be required,” says George.

George adds they will be sanitizing the facility each hour, encouraging hand sanitizing and there will be a path to follow.

Not all the exhibits will be open, so they will be offering a discount on admission. Sea Turtle Inc. will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday and they are expecting big crowds.

If you would like more information, contact Sea Turtle Inc. at (956) 761-4511.

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