COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY
At the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum, the well-being of our families and loved ones is always our first priority. As a children's museum, we take great care to ensure the cleanliness of our space and train our staff on the practices and procedures that lead to healthy and happy communities—today and every day.
Still, in light of concerns related to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to take this opportunity to address the health and safety measures we have taken to protect the health of our visitors, both big and small.
1. We are committed to following public policy. The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum adheres to the safety procedures and protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, and Virgin Islands Department of Health, as well as the Association of Children's Museums. We are also working closely with our community partners to stay informed and adopt best practices where appropriate.
2. We invest in cleanliness. Your safety inside our Museum is always our top priority. Our day-to-day cleaning procedures are very comprehensive given the nature of our space. The Virgin Islands Children's Museum staff disinfects and spot cleans throughout the day in the Museum. Our team cleans exhibit toys and props throughout the day, and we do deep cleaning when our doors are closed on Mondays. This is our practice every day at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum, not just during flu season or when illnesses affect our community.
3. We promote personal steps to reduce the spread of germs. We know that washing your hands regularly and properly is one of the number one ways you can prevent the spread of germs or flu. Therefore, we have signs in all bathrooms reminding our visitors and staff of proper hand-washing procedures, and we provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer at the entrance to the Museum and in our indoor playground. And, as always, we remind all visitors and staff that the best way to prevent the spread of germs is to stay home if they are feeling unwell.
We will always put the safety of our visitors first, and will communicate any updates via email, website and social media.
For any additional questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach us at vichildrensmuseum.org or call 340-643-0366.
On behalf of all of us at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum, we thank you for being a part of our community.
The museum is currently closed through March 30, 2020, to give time to monitor the situation and honor our commitmen to your health and safety as our number one priority.
We continue to monitor the COVID19 concerns closely, and will modify our response as the situation develops. Additional resources for you and your family are available from the following sources:
Virgin Islands Department of Health
For push notifications to your mobile phone about the administration’s response to coronavirus, text the word COVID19USVI to 888777 or visit the health department website at www.doh.vi.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also call the department at the following:
St. Croix: 340-718-1311
St. Thomas: 340-774-900 or 340-774-7477
St. John: 340-776-6400
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers comprehensive information available by visiting the following web site: