Protecting Against the Coronavirus
At the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (CCMSH), we put our patrons first, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your visit so you can focus on having fun! As we continue to monitor the global Coronavirus outbreak, the Texas Health and Human Services Department has stated that the state of Texas remains classified as low risk. We are taking every possible precaution to keep our community safe. We will continue working closely with the Texas A&M System and the Office of the Governor to mitigate risks and protect the community.
With recent news revolving around the Coronavirus, we are taking special precautions and ramping up our already robust cleaning and sanitation procedures. We’re increasing the frequency in which we clean and sanitize our exhibits, movable props and toys throughout the day, in addition to maintaining our professional nightly deep cleaning schedule.
We’re closely adhering to the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Health and Human Services Department. Check out our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more about how CCMSH is working to prevent the contraction and spread of the virus, and things you can do to protect yourself and members of your family.
What precautions are the CCMSH taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- The cleaning procedures in place at CCMSH follow strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Health and Human Services Department.
- The Museum is professionally cleaned and disinfected each day. All movable toys and props are disinfected with an antibacterial spray.
- Our staff sanitize our exhibits and touchable surfaces throughout the day. The restrooms are cleaned and maintained by staff throughout the day.
- CCMSH has also added hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum, but still encourages staff and patrons to wash their hands with soap and water whenever possible.
Should you still visit CCMSH? What are the risks to you and your family?
Yes! There is no additional risk for your family when visiting CCMSH versus any other public space. For more information about risks please refer to the CDC website or Texas Health and Human Services Department Website.
Have any of CCMSH staff showed any signs of being sick?
CCMSH has had zero reports of staff members who could have been exposed to the Coronavirus. We have sent a memo to all staff reminding them to stay home if they feel ill in any way and reminding them they will not be penalized for doing so.
What if a visitor to the museum has been sick? Have any recent visitors been exposed to Coronavirus?
CCMSH has not been notified by the CDC or any other public health organization that an exposed person has visited our museum. As with any public space, we cannot know the medical history of every visitor, but CCMSH is taking every precaution to strengthen our cleaning procedures and reduce the risk of spreading germs.
Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy from the Coronavirus:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The World Health Organization suggests maintaining at least 3 feet of space between yourself and an ill person, or someone who is coughing and sneezing.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing (also known as the vampire cough). Dispose of tissue after use.
- Stay home and away from others if you or your family members are feeling ill.