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Nature Postings Measures regarding Coronovirus (COVID-19)

  The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has created a lot of confusion and concern across all our communities.  As part of the scientific community and having biologists as part of our staff, Nature Postings understands the importance of our participants health and safety.  Nature Postings wants to share  some of the steps we are taking in keeping everyone safe from our guests to our beloved animals. We have a high standing policy mandating a high level of cleaning measures in all of our programs and the facilities we use for each of them. 

  Nature Postings Staff is treating the coronavirus outbreak with the prudence and seriousness that an impending natural disaster or infectious disease outbreak calls for. This includes reviewing and updating agency emergency response plans, stocking and strategically, distributing disinfectants and hand-sanitizing products at all facilities where we are running programs from. We are also creating more employee awareness and education, including personal hygiene and infection control practices such as handwashing, hand sanitizing, cough and sneeze instructions, and more.  As part of the new procedures used during this time, we are requiring all of our employees to wear lab coats that have been disinfected with Clorox and hot water.  We are also requiring our employees to wear non-latex gloves during our programs and change them after each activity, followed by proper disposal.

Nature Postings Staff, as well as volunteers, are required to prioritize their own health and wellbeing during this outbreak. We are implementing the best practice of proper hygiene, including following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Stay home from work if you are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and properly dispose of the tissue

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds

  • All of our staff are required to wear lab coats and gloves in Nature Postings Studios.  After handling animals, gloves need to be changed and replaces for new ones.

  • Animals are a great part of our staff.  At Nature Postings Studio, we are following the  high measures to keep safe our animals and participants in contact with.  As part of our weekly animal care and maintenance we follow these procedures:

  • All of participants handling animals, MUST wear lab coat which have been disinfected with Clorox and hot water.

  • All participants handling animals MUST wear non-latex gloves and change them right after handling each animal.

  • All animals are cleaned with disinfecting baby wipes after each interaction with any person.

  • As part of our animal care routine, we bathe our animals in weekly basis  in water temperature 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit for over 10 minutes and dry with individual towels for 10 minutes.

  • Any animal that is removed from it’s habitat, needs to be bathe before returning it. 

  • Food for each animal is prepared in weekly basis.  Food prepared is using gloves and it is stored in individual containers per animal in a safe environment.  Food for each animal is prepared ONLY by Nature Postings Animal Care Technicians.  No participants are allowed to be in contact with any animal food.

  All of our programs will continue in  regular basis and we will follow the measures taken by Parks and Recreation Department in where most of our programs take place.  The CDC has produced interim guidance for businesses and employers on how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. This guide has solid, practical advice on how to immediately implement strategies for employees and the workplace, and it gives preliminary guidance on how to develop an infectious disease outbreak response plan. Nature Postings is following all the steps required by the CDC in regular basis and with the new outbreak, we are doubling the measures. Miami Dade County has distributed a set of guidelines to follow for business and gatherings.  Large events and social gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals. Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and social gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual. This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

  Nature Postings will continue the regular programing with double the measures.  NP Programs such as WILD Afterschool, Nature NERDS Homeschool Club and Nature Scholars Club will continue the meetings due the low number of participants.  These gatherings will take place in our Nature Postings Studios located at 20321 Old Cutler Road Cutler Bay Florida 33189.  We will require all participants to wear our lab coats and gloves and to stay at home if any kind of sickness. 

 

We look forward to provide science and nature experiences to all of our participants.

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