Almost all ASTC members around the world have experienced extended closure of their facilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources from ASTC and others can help science and technology centers and museums plan for re-opening.

Share your questions and experiences with colleagues by posting on the General Forum and in the relevant Communities.

Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open: A Virtual Discussion Series from ASTC

Science and technology centers and museums will be confronted with a number of challenges as they anticipate re-opening that require thoughtful consideration and planning. ASTC is hosting a series of informal discussions from May through July to support peer-to-peer sharing around timely topics. Learn more and register

Public Health Guidance

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic, as well as links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, coronavirus. Explore the resources.

Resources from Partners

  • American Alliance of Museums: Preparing to Reopen: Resources for the Museum Field
  • Association of Children’s Museums: A round-up of re-opening resources for children’s museums.
  • Ecsite: A collection of re-opening plans, recommendations, and guidelines from different countries across Europe. View the list.
  • Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance: The American Camp Association and the YMCA of the USA commissioned an expert panel of specialists in pediatric medicine, camp medicine and nursing, epidemiology, infectious disease management, biological safety, industrial hygiene, organizational design, and other technical specialties to provide educational resources to both day and overnight camps, state and local health departments, and parents/guardians and campers. Read the guide.
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