Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines (updated July 2020)
1. Basic Checklist
□ Employees must take their temperature and check health condition before commencing work.
□ Employees must practice hand hygiene properly.
□ Employees must wear masks.
□ Place hand sanitizers at the entrance and other appropriate places.
□ Announce face mask requirements to visitors.
□ Ensure adequate ventilation.
□ Avoid the “three Cs”: closed space, crowded places, and close-contact settings.
2. Basic Measures to Prevent the Spread of Infection
(1) Measures of Infection Prevention for Visitors
① Measures to avoid the “Three Cs”
* Limit the number of visitors as needed to avoid congestion.
・125 people in the whole building.
・12 people in the exhibition room on the 1st floor.
・15 people in the library area on the 2nd floor (Cut down the number of chairs and urge visitors to shorten their stay to avoid congestion).
・20 people on the boardwalk.
* Resume accepting group tours from July 1st according to new MWWC Infection Prevention and Control guidelines.
* Resume accepting book of lecture room from July 1st according to new MWWC Infection Prevention and Control guidelines.
② Measures for Visitors with fever and/or flu-like symptoms.
* Visitors who have fever, cough, headache, and/or other flu-like symptoms are not permitted to enter in principle.
③ Others (Requirements for Cooperation of Infection Prevention to Visitors)
* Visitors are required to wear masks and practice hand hygiene.
* Visitors are required not to touch the exhibits unnecessary.
* Eating and drinking is not allowed on the terrace (Place chairs spaced apart for resting and drinking water to prevent heatstroke).
* In case of visitors without face coverings, distribute face masks in return for cooperation money.
* Children over 6-year-old are required to wear masks in principle. Those who have respiratory problems, however, are not necessary to wear masks in terms of prevention of heatstroke.
* People who have visited or lived in the endemic areas or countries in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter.
(2) Social Distancing
① Prevention of Contact Transmission
* Employees must keep physical distance (1.5~2 m) from visitors.
* Place sign-in counter with disinfectable pencils instead of staffing.
* Put away birding scopes on the 2nd floor for the time being.
* Urge visitors to sanitize hands before entering the library area because of the difficulty of disinfecting all books. Wooden jigsaw puzzles are not allowed to use for the time being.
* Practice hand hygiene properly especially after giving and receiving money and items.
② Prevention of Droplet Infection
* Place plastic sheets at the information counter to provide a barrier.
* Prohibit the use of drinking fountain in principle.
* Announce to flush the toilet with the lid closed.
(3) Ventilation of Facility
* Keep all windows open at any time in principle.
* In the exhibition room on the 1st floor, keep all smoke exhaust windows open and place an electric fan at the door to ensure adequate ventilation.
* Run air conditioners while providing ventilation in terms of prevention of heatstroke.
(4) Disinfection of Facility and Equipment
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched places and objects such as door handles once in the morning and in the afternoon at least.
* Put away coloring pictures on the 1st floor and wooden jigsaw puzzles on the 2nd floor for the time being.
* Place alcohol-based hand sanitizer at the 2nd floor entrance and urge visitors to sanitize hands before and after their stay.
* Opening hours of the exhibition room on the 1st floor and the library area in the 2nd floor is from 10 to 4 pm for consideration of cleaning and disinfection.
(5) Other Basic Measures against the Spread of Infection
* Practice hand hygiene and gargling frequently, especially after talking to visitors and cleaning and disinfection.
* Wash hands with soap and water and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when taking off masks and gloves.
* Wash masks and clothes frequently.
* Employees must immediately report and ask for directions to park ranger when feeling ill or having troubles to deal with.
3. Other Measures based on our own policy
* Cancel indoor events and meetings until the end of July. Resume events and activities mainly arranged outdoors from August accordingly.
* Outdoor events such as birdwalks arranged for up to 10 people and ensured social distancing.
* In case of indoor events, refrain from face-to-face group activities for the time being.
* Encourage participants to prepare equipment such as rubber boots by themselves instead of lending them.
* Participants are required to take a temperature on the morning of the event, or required not to participate when feeling ill.
* Participants are required to wear masks. In case of outdoor event, however, wearing masks is not necessary if participants practice social distance properly.
* Events during Summer must be arranged carefully in terms of high risk of heatstroke by wearing masks.
※Planning of events and projects for older adults and children must be well concerned in particular in terms of infection control.
※Take necessary steps to reduce close contact with participants.
(2) Volunteer activities
* Resume volunteer activities from July accordingly.
* Outdoor activities must be arranged carefully in terms of volunteers’ safety: ensure social distancing, shorten hours, etc.
* Volunteers are required to wear masks and practice other preventive actions for infection.
* Volunteers are required to take a temperature on the morning of the activity, or required not to participate when feeling ill.
* Prepare Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines in English to announce and call for public cooperation.