Sick Policy

Here’s what we’re doing to keep our guests safe:

  • All staff are vaccinated
  • The Museum has been deep-cleaned, including air filters, and all spaces are cleaned daily
  • Exhibits are continuously cleaned throughout the day
  • Dispensers with sanitizer are placed throughout the Museum

Here’s what we’re asking our guests to do:

  • Face masks are optional
  • Reserve your tickets online at https://mhdm.org/
  • Clean your hands regularly. Hand sanitizing dispensers are located throughout the Museum.

Give each other space and avoid crowding. Leave bulky bags at home and strollers in the stroller parking area.

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum works to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all our guests. Towards this end, we request the following “Sick Person Policy” be followed by our guests, our staff and our volunteers at all times.

As a general rule:  if you or your child have a fever or are too sick to go to work or school, then you are too sick to visit the Museum.

The following guidelines are more specific and we request that visitors with these symptoms not visit the Museum:

  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms (headache, high fever, chills, lethargy, muscle aches, cough, sore throat)
  • Upper respiratory infections (cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat, painful swallowing, watery eyes – with or without fever)
  • Cold symptoms (a fresh sneezy and runny cold)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” infection
  • Impetigo (infectious skin disease which shows up as small pimples that turn into red blisters in a circular pattern)
  • Lice
  • Strep Throat (child must be on antibiotics for 48 hours before coming to the Museum)
  • Any of the following contagious diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, roseola, and chicken pox. Children with chicken pox may not come until all of the sores are crusted and there are no new eruptions.

Staff may be called upon to identify the following symptoms and to ask a visitor to leave if symptoms are present. If a visitor is asked to leave, free passes to return will be given to the visitor.