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FWMSH Health & Safety Guidelines to Respond to COVID-19

Introduction

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is committed to providing exceptional experiences, which begins by ensuring the health and safety of our employees and guests. These guidelines will be updated as needed. 

Overall Responsibilities

Employee & Guest Standards

The health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority.

  • Masks. Masks are recommended for all non-vaccinated employeesvendors and guests while inside the building. 
  • Physical DistancingNon-vaccinated employees, vendors, and guests will be encouraged to practice social distancing.
  • Hand Sanitizer. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee contact areas such as entrances, galleries, and restrooms.
  • Museum Signage. There will be health and hygiene reminders throughout the facility with special attention to entry doors, restrooms, concourses, lobbies, and other high traffic areas. Main entrances will have signage communicating COVID-19 symptoms and asking everyone to take personal responsibility for preventing disease
  • Case Notification. If we are alerted to a case of COVID-19 at the Museum, we will work with the local health authorities and will follow the appropriate steps to take with guests. We will conduct additional cleaning and disinfecting protocol of all areas that the guest has been during their visit.

Employee’s Responsibilities

Museum employees are the first line of defense for an effective health and sanitation program.

  • Hand Washing. Proper and frequent handwashing with soap is vital to help combat the spread of virus. All Museum employees will wash their hands every 60 minutes (for 20-seconds) and after any of the following activities: using the restroom, sneezing, touching the face, blowing the nose, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, smoking, eating, drinking, entering and leaving a building, going on break and before or after starting a shift.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Appropriate PPE (i.e., face masks) will be provided to all employees who are not vaccinated 
  • Vaccination.  All employees are encouraged to get vaccinated.  The Human Resources Manager can provide information on how to schedule a vaccination.

Resources

The Museum continues to follow the guidance from OSHA and the CDC:

The Museum is Open!

Stop in and beat the heat with a visit to the museum - check out a Planetarium show, explore dinosaur fossils in DinoDig, and get hands on with art in the Doodler Studio.

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