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Miami Children’s Museum Takes Proactive Action to Protect Against The Emerging Coronavirus Concerns

Miami Children’s Museum Takes Proactive Action to Protect Against The Emerging Coronavirus Concerns

March 6, 2020

The following Statement has been issued by the Miami Children’s Museum:

We want to assure you that Miami Children’s Museum is closely monitoring the coronavirus emerging situation. Thankfully, there are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Miami-Dade County but we are nevertheless taking every precaution and following the latest CDC updates. (Learn more about the coronavirus – COVID-19). We are continuing our thorough nightly cleaning and disinfecting protocol at our Watson Island location and heightening our focus on preventive hygiene, hand washing and institutional cleaning through the addition of utilizing an electrostatic sprayer for disinfecting.

We have signage posted at the entrance to the Museum and ask that all persons (adult or child), as well as our staff, refrain from visiting the Museum when they are ill.  

We continue to monitor and follow all recommendations from the CDC, World Health Organization, City of Miami, and Miami Dade County and if necessary implement a contingency plan for our institution in the highly unlikely event of the spread of the coronavirus in our area and will remain in communication with you.  

To learn more about what you and your family can do to maintain your health, read Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus published by the World Health Organization. And stay up to date on the latest developments published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Miami Children’s Museum has tested practices that work to keep kids safe while playfully learning. We have reviewed our existing practices and we are leveraging our roles as trusted resources so that the Museum can remain responsive in service to our communities.

Thank you for your partnership and support as we work together to maintain the health and safety of our children and our families.

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds: wet, soap, wash, rinse, and then dry. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid sharing food/drinks etc.
  • Avoid close contact with others. If you or anyone at home is sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to seek medical care or other urgent necessities.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze.

Click here to view a feature story that aired on WPLG Local 10 on March 4, 2020.