Staying Healthy

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We take pride in our museum being a safe, clean environment for all our guests.

Staff members regularly sanitize and disinfect common areas throughout the day, including the hand-held objects and surfaces in our exhibit spaces. This includes, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces that hands touch (i.e. door knobs, light switches, handles, etc.) to reduce the spread of germs. 

Deep cleaning takes place every morning before ECHO opens at 10 am. We use a cleaning product called H2Orange, a hydrogen peroxide based sanitizer and virucide. 

In Champ Lane, our early learning playspace, all high-touch manipulatives are sanitized daily and we use UV sterilizers and daily water changes in our water-play area.

Guests will find increased signage illustrating the process and importance of washing hands frequently. Today and every day, we respectfully remind our guests to practice preventive measures used during flu season, like washing your hands, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when sick.

Preventive ways to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  1. Wash your hands. Hand sanitizers are not meant to substitute for hand washing but rather to be a more widely used adjunct. When hands are dirty, they still need to be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as it removes more germs from hands than washing for shorter periods.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve. How to Teach Kids to Cough/Sneeze into Their Sleeves
  4. If you or your child are not feeling well, please stay home. Sick people should stay at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).

Other helpful resources:
https://www.healthvermont.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/

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