Cleaning and Infection Control Procedures

How does the Discovery Center maintain a clean, safe environment for visitors?

The cleaning and infection control procedures in place at the Discovery Center are based on our strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines and requirements issued by local health experts and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This information is subject to change.

Outdoor Cleaning and Infection Control Procedures

  • Visitors are required to follow all state and local regulations when visiting the facility.
  • Masks covering the mouth and nose are required in alignment with guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We understand that some guests may be unable to utilize face masks and we offer reasonable accommodation by allowing the use of an approved, clear face shield. Mask policies will be strictly enforced by Discovery Center staff for the safety of guests, our staff, and the community. We will instruct visitors who do not follow these requirements to leave the museum.
  • Entry signage reminds visitors to stay home if they feel unwell. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • Sanitizing stations are provided.
  • All high touch surfaces and restrooms are sanitized after each session using an aqueous ozone device or appropriate medical-grade cleansers.
  • Hand washing education materials are provided in all restrooms in both English and Spanish.
  • Staff are required to complete a daily health screening, including a temperature check, before reporting to work each day and must stay home if they feel ill. Upon arrival, staff is required to wash hands before entering public spaces. Staff are required to wear masks.

Indoor Cleaning and Infection Control Procedures

  • Visitors are required to follow all state and local regulations when visiting the facility.
  • Masks covering the mouth and nose are required in alignment with guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We understand that some guests may be unable to utilize face masks and we offer reasonable accommodation by allowing the use of an approved, clear face shield. Mask policies will be strictly enforced by Discovery Center staff for the safety of guests, our staff, and the community. We will instruct visitors who do not follow these requirements to leave the museum.
  • Entry signage reminds visitors to stay home if they feel unwell. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.
  • Some exhibits have been modified. All plush toys have been replaced with plastic or vinyl items that can be fully sanitized.
  • The grain exhibit, build workshop, and air-based exhibits are currently closed.
  • All high touch surfaces and restrooms are sanitized after each session using an aqueous ozone device or appropriate medical-grade cleansers.
  • Hand washing education materials are provided in all restrooms in both English and Spanish.
  • Staff are required to complete a daily health screening, including a temperature check, before reporting to work each day and must stay home if they feel ill. Upon arrival, staff is required to wash hands before entering public spaces. Staff are required to wear masks,

 

 

 

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