CAMDEN, NJ — Adventure Aquarium announced Saturday that effective Monday it will temporarily close in Camden.

While the 5-acre aquarium — located minutes from downtown Philadelphia — noted there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 there, there have been at least two cases reported in Camden County and 69 in the state as of Saturday afternoon.

"The coronavirus pandemic is an escalating and ever-changing issue we continue to evaluate. As a result, adventure aquarium is temporarily closing," the aquarium announced.

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Adventure Aquarium management announced that they hope to reopen on March 28.

“Our devoted animal husbandry teams and essential personnel will continue to maintain the vital systems and processes that ensure the highest level of care for the animals and aquatic life here at Adventure Aquarium,” the aquarium said in a statement. “These team members have been trained on hygiene policies, social distancing methods, and have access to personal protective gear.”

Additional aquarium employees who are unable to work remotely will receive paid leave.  

Adventure Aquarium said the team there will continue to monitor conditions, consult with its medical experts and follow CDC guidelines over how to proceed.

Any upcoming announcements will be sent out via their website.

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