At the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, guest safety is our top priority.
Given the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to take this opportunity to share with you, our members and guests, the steps we take each and every day to protect the health of our visitors.
Museum Cleanliness: Policy and Procedures
The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus has best practice standards and processes in place for the cleaning, sanitation and disinfection of the Museum, including exhibit areas and other common areas, as well as “loose” interactive items (costumes, props and other consumables). These standards include:
- Increased use of disinfectant mist to daily on all Museum surfaces, including exhibits and outreach materials.
- Multiple hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Museum
- The Museum team cleans and wipes down exhibit areas (affixed and loose parts) throughout the day as well as at the close of each day with a disinfectant commonly used in commercial settings
- The Museum custodial team cleans common areas (bathrooms, hand rails, elevator buttons, etc.) on an ongoing basis throughout the day
- All cloth props (costumes, puppets, etc.) are machine washed on a regular basis using a high temperature cycle
- Containers for toys placed in the mouth are located throughout the Museum and are cleaned with professional disinfectant before they are returned to the Museum floor for use
The Center for Disease Control recommends the following preventative measures to stop the spread of germs:
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
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