While it noted that there “have been no incidences of COVID-19 identified at the facility thus far,” Science World announced Friday it is closing its doors to the public until April 6, 2020, “in line with the school’s spring break.”
In a statement, Science World said the decision was made “in an abundance of caution based on the unique interactive, hands-on nature of our facility and our ability to manage social distancing.”
It added that during the closure, it will take the opportunity to “deep clean and disinfect” the facility.
“During this period, we will continue to pay all staff in accordance with their scheduled hours,” the statement said.
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Science world will also take the opportunity “to share as many fun spring break science activities as we can through our online channels.”
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