COVID-19 County Safety Plan 2905

Historical Museum & Research Center
Stone House
9824 Route 16
Machias, New York. 14101
United States
Contact Information
Brian McClellan
716-353-8200
Physical Distancing
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Maintaining distance between staff will not be difficult, as there are often only one and never more than two people working at a time. Facemasks will be provided and used whenever necessary. The historian Sharon Fellows has offered to make masks for staff use. Signs will be posted advising visitors to the museum to maintain social distancing protocols, and researchers will be placed so that there will be six feet between them.
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Staff will maintain social distance and utilize masks at all times when dealing with the public. Upcoming meetings of the museum board of trustees will be held in the lobby where minimum distances can be maintained.
Yes
Sue Allen, our part-time clerk, can work on our obituary files from home.
Yes
Not applicable to the museum, apart from advising the public to maintain distance.
Additional Comments
Maintaining distance and safety among staff will be simple as there is often only one person on duty at a time. When two staff members are in any proximity, masks will be utilized. Hand sanitizer will be provided for staff.

Public interactions at the museum come in two forms: visitors and researchers.
-Visitors will be informed by means of posted signs that they are asked to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between themselves and any other groups, and wear masks if possible while viewing exhibits.
-A cap of 10 visitors at a time will be implemented. If this cap is reached, the museum door will be closed with a sign indicating that more visitors may enter as soon as space allows.
-Researchers generally sit at the table in our research room and look through our archival materials. They will be placed so that a minimum six-foot distance is maintained between them and other researchers.
-If necessary, portable tables for researchers will be set up outside the research room to maintain distance.
-Staff will use masks at all times when working with or interacting with the public.
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Physical Space Modifications

Please provide in detail any physical space modifications that are proposed to achieve social distancing requirements.  These modifications can include, but not limited to rearranging offices, adding physical barriers, etc.

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Not applicable.
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Protective Equipment
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Detailed Summary Options
County Historian has volunteered to make cloth masks for our three-person staff. Staff will be responsible for cleaning their masks between shifts.
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Hygiene and Cleaning
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Detailed Summary Options
Masks will be provided for staff. Hand sanitizer will be made available in our research room for staff and researchers to use. Provided we can obtain disinfectant spray, door handles, copy machine controls and any used workspace will be disinfected at the conclusion of each shift or after use by researchers.
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Communication
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Detailed Summary Options
Historian Sharon Fellows and myself, as curator, are department heads and informed on all requirements. Our part-time clerk, Sue Allen, will be given all necessary information and training to ensure she is aware of the new guidelines.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to the museum, our restroom and research room informing the public of social distancing rules.
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Screening
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Symptom Screening
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The museum main entrance in the lobby near the Stone House elevators.
Upon entry to the museum each morning, all staff will screen their temperature before beginning duties.

Personal Protective Equipment, Social Distancing Markers, Signage, or Cleaning Products that you will need to reopen.

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Hand Sanitizer
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Cleaning/Disinfecting Supplies
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Gloves
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Thermometers
Monitoring temperature of staff before each shift.
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