Dear Friends of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum,
At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, the health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers is an uncompromising priority. As such, we are continuing to monitor the developing situation concerning the recent coronavirus outbreak.
You may have seen that tonight, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. As he stated in his address, while our local government is taking the situation seriously, there remains no reason to panic at this time. Rather, this declaration is the first step toward opening up access to our state’s emergency resources and will help loosen up the regulatory environment in order to foster stronger coordination between state and local government agencies.
As Governor Sisolak mentioned in his speech, the Clark County School District has canceled extracurricular activities at this time. This includes field trips to DISCOVERY Children’s Museum; however, CCSD schools will remain open for the time being. For some Nevada children, school is the only place they have access to necessary resources like guaranteed meals and a protected environment.
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is also doing everything in its power to provide a safe place for Nevada’s children to learn and play. That’s why we’ve implemented numerous enhanced procedures, including: increased deep cleaning and disinfecting protocols; increased number of Purell stations placed in high traffic areas throughout the Museum; increased signage throughout the Museum concerning how to protect oneself and others from contracting viruses such as COVID-19; strict enforcement of our Museum’s Sick Person Policy; and constant communication with our employees and volunteers regarding the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.
At this time, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum has decided to remain open as long as it is responsible to do so. We want you to know that we are monitoring this rapidly-changing situation extremely closely and take nothing more seriously than the health and safety of our community – especially its children. We take pride in offering a stress-free environment that we’ve worked diligently to keep clean and safe for all our community’s children and their families. If we feel we are no longer able to responsibly offer that, we will temporarily close our doors and reopen for business once it is deemed safe to do so.
We encourage anyone feeling nervous about COVID-19 to seek trustworthy sources for information. Those include the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the newly created local website launched for COVID-19 updates.
Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve you and your families.
Melissa D. Kaiser