Great Wolf Shutting Down All Parks & Hotels, Sherman Theater also Closed
In the face of urging from the Centers for Disease Control that, in order to support national COVID-19 mitigation efforts, there "should be no large gatherings anywhere in the United States", Great Wolf Lodge has announced that it will shut all of its operations, including the Monroe County waterpark and hotel, effective Sunday, March 15 through at least April 1. A statement on the organization's website says, "We have had no reported positive COVID-19 cases within our guest or pack community. However, with the recent focus from federal and state government officials on restricting large gatherings, we believe it is in the best interest of our guests and pack members to temporarily close all of our resorts and plan to re-open on April 2." The Sherman Theater also closed two days ago, despite this being one of the non-profit venues most productive seasons. Executive Director Rich Berkowitz said in an email to The Boro*, "At this time, the Sherman Theater team is working non-stop with the artists and their teams to postpone and reschedule all dates in March. In addition we are in discussion on most April dates, as well. For all dates that are postponed, your existing ticket will be honored on the new date and will require no further action." To date, the Sherman and Great Wolf are the only major Monroe County venues to take this action in support of public health concerns. As others take action we will let you know.