Hefner Museum Guidelines

Users of this facility are reminded that all university infection control policies apply, including:

  • Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required to be worn in any shared space indoors.
  • At least six feet (2 meters) of distance must always be maintained between people.
  • Persons entering this facility must be free of recognized COVID-19 symptoms including: fever, sore throat, anosmia, chills, generalized muscle pain, or shortness of breath.

Facility use policies

  1. Maximum occupancy
    • Main galleries: 24
      • Please do not enter if stanchions are over the entrance.
      • Please enter and exit from the hallway door.
      • There is nothing available for touch in this space.
      • Sanitize hands prior to entry after exit.
    • Classroom:13
      • 11 students seated at existing tables, plus 2 instructors.
      • Please enter and exit from the hallway door.
      • Sanitize hands prior to entry and after exit. Wash the sink handles when you wash hands.
      • No blood in this sink. No biological waste in garbages.
    • Wet lab: 2
      • Sanitize hands in this sink or after exit.
      • This room is always considered contaminated. The sink may be used to wash blood. Garbage may contain biological waste.
    • Malacology gallery: 10
      • 8 people at observation stations, plus 2 instructors
      • There is nothing available for touch in this space
      • Sanitize hands prior to entry and after exit.
    • Imaginarium: 8
      • 7 people at observation stations, plus one instructor.
      • There is nothing available for touch in this space. 
      • Sanitize hands prior to entry and after exit.
  2. Authorized personnel (all spaces):
    • Steve Sullivan
    • Julie Robinson
    • Carla Blackmar
  3. Please sanitize materials or equipment used by:
    • All spaces
      • Books, paper, and other porous, chemically intolerant materials: Remove from circulation for 48 hours.
      • Surfaces and tools: Wipe clean with a solution of either:
        • 70% alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl)
        • 10% bleach (not for use on stainless steel; during public hours, limit use to minimize potential for damage to visitor objects)
    • Main galleries: Discovery Trunks have a 7 day wait between loans.
    • Classroom: The teacher workstation is to be considered a fomite. Wash hands after each use. It will be cleaned at the end of each day with alcohol.
    • Wet Lab: This room and its contents are considered contaminated. Wash hands after leaving.
    • Malacology Gallery
      • Hard surfaces: Wipe clean with a solution 70% Alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl).
      • Furniture: Spray with Lysol at end of day.
      • Specimens: Remove from circulation for 7 days.
    • Imaginarium
      • Spray with Lysol at end of day.
      • Ensure that no cleaner impacts the space of any vivaria.

Contact Us: Hefner Museum Guidelines

Steve Sullivan
Hefner Museum Director
708-937-6253
sulliv55@MiamiOH.edu