August 28, 2020
We learned last night that a member of The ICM team has tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last at The Iowa Children’s Museum on Monday, August 24. The museum has been fully sanitized and cleaned multiple times since then. We are taking steps to support not only this employee, but our entire team. We have worked to ensure that any staff member with close contact to the affected individual is taking appropriate steps as outlined by the CDC and Johnson County Public Health.
We will be open today and plan to operate under normal hours in the days ahead. We continue to monitor the situation, seeking the advice of experts to guide our decision-making, and we remain as committed as ever to transparency with our guests and our community.
The health of our guests, staff, and community is our top priority. Since our reopening six weeks ago, we have greatly limited museum and exhibit capacity, followed stringent daily sanitizing procedures, required face coverings, installed virus-mitigating air purifiers in our HVAC system, and monitored the health of our staff on a daily basis. To learn more about our commitment to health and safety, visit theicm.org.
Take care, and know how much we value your continued support.
UPDATE: In consultation with Johnson County Public Health, we’ve determined that no ICM guests meet the criteria for having been “exposed” by our Covid-19 positive staff member.