Miami Children’s Museum Closes Temporarily As A Precaution To Address Community Health and Safety Concerns
Miami Children’s Museum values the health and safety concerns for our community and as an effort to further halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Miami Children’s Museum has made a very difficult but necessary decision to close temporarily effective today Friday, March 13, 2020. While there are no reported cases of COVID -19 related to our Museum, and only 3 in Miami Dade County, we are taking this precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all our visitors, employees and community partners.
We’ve taken steps to protect the health and safety of our community in coordination with and following guidance from Miami Dade County Public Schools, local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Miami Children’s Museum has always been a leader in providing the best possible environment for children and families to play, learn, imagine and create. Since the first concerns for the spread of the virus, Miami Children’s Museum has taken additional measures regarding the cleanliness and sanitary standards.
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.