Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines (May 21, 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 keep the facility less crowded.
* Limit the number of visitors as needed to make the facility less crowded.
* Limit the use of the exhibition room where poorly ventilated.
* Cut down the number of chairs on 1st and 2nd floor, or even limit its use as needed.
* Group tours are not accepted until the infection control policy is made. (Infection control policy will be made in June and accepting of group tour will be started again from July, but it depends on the state of infection control.)
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. (Not included drinking water to avoid heatstroke)
* Visitors from outside of Okinawa main island are required not to enter until May 31st at least. (Possibly changed as needed)
(2) Social Distancing
① Prevention of Contact Transmission
* Employees must keep physical distance (1.5~2m) from visitors.
* Put away sign-in list for the time being.
* Put away birding scopes on the 2nd floor 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 the windows of 1st floor open at any time.
* Open all the windows of 2nd floor when people entered.
(4) Disinfection of Facility and Equipment
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched places and objects such as door handles.
(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 for the time being.
* Outdoor events such as birdwalks planned for up to 10 people and ensured social distancing.
* 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.
* Events during Summer must be planned 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
* Limit indoor activities and gatherings for the time being.
* Outdoor activities must be planned 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.