INAH, may 06, 2009. In May 6th 2009 began the opening of museums and archaeological zones in Mexico, closed during the swine flu outbreak. Hygienic measures are being maximized in facilities, and parting from Friday May 8th, every museum and archaeological zone will be reopened in the normal schedules. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), as agreed by the Public Education Ministry (SEP), and in coordination with the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), complies the federal sanitary dispositions to offer a safe visit in every facility.
In Wednesday May 6th 2009, from 12.00 pm, the 175 archaeological zones will be opened, after submitting service areas to exhaustive cleaning. In Thursday May 7th, the National Museums of Anthropology, Interventions and Viceroyalty will open, as well as Templo Mayor Museum in Mexico City. In Friday May 8th all INAH museums and archaeological zones will open in their normal schedules.
Municipal and State governments will support the instrumentation of detection filters, as well as supervision for their proper running. Staff in charge of the filters will be equipped with facemasks, latex gloves and antibacterial gel.
Preventive measures to be take in every INAH museum and archaeological zones are:
Staff in contact with public must wear facemasks and latex gloves.
Crowds will be avoided.
Sanitary and service areas will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as banisters and any surface that could represent risk.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History recommends to museums and archaeological zones visitors to carry a facemask and antibacterial gel. If any swine flu symptom appears, avoid public places.