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Safeguards

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS, INC.
PLAN FOR COVID-19 SAFEGUARDS

In compliance with Executive Order 20-26 issued by Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc., hereby establishes the following Plan for safeguards against COVID-19 for the protection of the Museum’s visitors, employees, volunteers and guests, as part of the Museum’s reopening to the public.

1. Employee Health Screening:
Each Museum employee or volunteer, upon entering Museum property at the start of his/her workday, shall:

(a) Allow his/her temperature to be taken by a designated Museum representative; and

(b) affirm that he/she does not have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If the employee or volunteer’s temperature is 100.4o F or higher, or he/she states or shows that he/she has one of the listed symptoms of COVID-19, then he/she will be required to leave the Museum premises immediately. He/she may return to the Museum only with the approval of his/her supervisor after satisfying CDC guidelines for returning to work.

Museum visitors and guests will be asked to affirm they do not have a temperature of 100.4o F or higher and do not have symptoms of COVID-19. The Museum reserves the right to take the temperature of any visitor or guest, and deny access to those with a temperature of 100.4o F or higher or those who show symptoms of COVID-19.

2. Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols:
The Museum has instituted enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the Museum’s premises. The protocols include, but are not limited to, frequent and regular cleaning of exhibit elements, restrooms, doors, tables, benches, railings, elevator buttons and other high-touch surfaces. The Museum will restrict access to areas that, in the Museum’s opinion, cannot be adequately addressed with these enhanced protocols. The Museum’s enhanced cleaning efforts will be supplemented by a thorough overnight cleaning by a professional cleaning service.

3. Personal Hygiene Measures:
Visitors, employees, volunteers and guests will be encouraged to take enhanced personal hygiene measures, including regular, thorough hand washing, and the use of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes that will be placed around the Museum.

4. Masks and Social Distancing:
All Museum employees, volunteers, visitors and guests are required to wear an appropriate face mask while on Museum property with the understanding that the CDC does not recommend cloth face coverings for young children under age 2. Visitors and guests should provide their own masks. Museum staff will enforce social distancing requirements established by the CDC when possible, and will be required to practice social distancing with each other.

The Museum may amend this Plan as needed to comply with governmental orders, CDC guidance, and changing health conditions.