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 are required for all Discovery Center visitors age 6 and up.
  • Entry signage reminds visitors to stay home if they feel unwell. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • Visitors are required to wash or sanitize hands when entering. Sanitizing stations are provided.
  • All toys, including bikes, sand toys and frisbees are removed from the Outdoor Classroom and fully sanitized following each play session. Three sets of toys are maintained, and fresh, sanitized toys are rotated in before the start of each session.
  • 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 whenever interacting with the public.

Indoor Cleaning and Infection Control Procedures

Indoor exhibits are currently closed. The following procedures are part of our reopen plan. 

  • Visitors are required to follow all state and local regulations when visiting the facility.
  • Masks are required for all Discovery Center visitors age 6 and up.
  • Entry signage reminds visitors to stay home if they feel unwell. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • Our sick person policy is visibly posted.
  • Visitors are required to sanitize hands when entering. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.
  • All movable toys are removed from the museum floor and fully sanitized following each play session. Three sets of toys are maintained, and fresh, sanitized toys are rotated in before the start of each session.
  • Some exhibits have been modified. All plush toys have been replaced with plastic or vinyl items that can be fully sanitized. The art pavilion process has been modified to reduce high touch surfaces.
  • The grain exhibit is currently closed.
  • The build exhibit is 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 whenever interacting with the public.

 

 

 

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