HEALTH & SAFETY
Health and Safety Information
At the Wabash County Museum, the health and safety of our patrons is a priority, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your visit so you can focus on having fun! With recent news revolving around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking special precautions and ramping up our already thorough cleaning and sanitation procedures. We’re increasing the frequency in which we clean and sanitize our exhibits, movable props and educational components throughout the day. In addition, we are continuing our rigorous cleaning schedule for the facility including restrooms, common spaces, and frequently touched surfaces.
We’re closely adhering to the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Indiana State Department of Health. In addition, we are reviewing the best practices being provided by our museum associations. While we recognize there is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 situation, the risk to our guests is extremely low and the efforts being undertaken by our team are consistent with the normal increase of illness during the cold and flu season.
Effective immediately, the Museum is implementing a Sick Person Policy. In essence, if you are too sick to be at school, work, or daycare - then you are also too sick to visit the Museum. Our guest services team will ask guests who appear to be ill to visit the Museum at a later time. The full policy can be viewed here. We are also working with the numerous school systems who have visits planned to ensure they are aware of this policy and to assist in keeping the Museum a healthy and safe environment for all guests.
We can all work together to prevent illnesses from spreading. Here are a few ways to keep yourself and your family healthy:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The World Health Organization suggests maintaining at least 3 feet of space between yourself and an ill person, or someone who is coughing and sneezing.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing (also known as the vampire cough). Dispose of tissue after use.
Stay home and away from others if you or your family members are feeling ill.
Should you have any questions or concerns about our cleaning practices or policies please contact Mitch Figert at firstname.lastname@example.org.