Commitment to Health & Safety 

The health and well-being of our guests, staff, and volunteers is one of our top priorities: PDSC has a very high standard of cleanliness and encourages everyone to educate themselves about COVID-19 and other viruses.

 

Closures: 

PDSC follows Pullman Schools for weather-related closures, including heavy snow, dangerous driving conditions, and poor air quality. Please check our Facebook or webpage for closures before visiting.  PDSC is currently open at 100% capacity. 

 

Checking In: 

When you arrive at PDSC, please check in at the Wellness Station inside the front doors.  Our staff will greet you, see if anyone needs a face covering, and ask you to confirm that your group is in good health and free of COVID-19 symptoms. Temperature checks will be given upon request or in the case a guest appears visibly ill. Anyone exhibiting symptoms will be asked to leave the building. 
 

We ask all guests to wash hands upon arrival, keep appropriate distance from other groups and rotate through areas to give everyone an opportunity to explore with plenty of space


How is PDSC keeping our community safe? 

  • Staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated and self certify they are free from COVID-19 symptoms at the start of each shift. 

  • Mandated face coverings for staff and volunteers and strongly recommended for unvaccinated guests over the age of 3.

  • Redesigned lobby and exhibit spaces to promote social distancing.

  • Increased air circulation and time spent working and learning outdoors.

  • Increased staff training on health, safety and disease prevention.

  • Increased cleaning and sanitation throughout the day.

  • Increased signage promoting hand washing signage, 6' distancing and healthy practices.

  • Increased the number of hand washing stations, hand sanitizer, waste baskets, and tissue available to visitors.

  • Removal of many hard-to-clean and high-touch items from the exhibit floor.

 
What can I do to help prevent the spread of disease including the common cold, flu, and COVID-19?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [cdc.gov] recommendations include the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer composed of at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid shaking hands, if possible. People will understand and no one will take offense.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • People at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. 

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

  • Washington State Department of Health [doh.wa.gov]

  • The World Health Organization [who.int]

  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [cdc.gov]

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