COVID-19 Information

2020 will always be identified with COVID-19. This coronavirus, consisting of less than three dozen proteins, is changing the world. The good news is that we humans are endlessly inventive. In response to COVID-19, we are sprinting to learn, innovate, and change our knowledge as needed.

Check this page for timely and relevant information about our growing understanding of this virus, local and regional trends and news as well as wider perspectives from global health experts, futurists, and innovators about how we move forward into the future.

To our guests, members, and donors, learn about our guidelines, how to make a reservation and our new hours.

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Facts In the Time of COVID-19

During a pandemic it’s more important than ever to avoid falling for or spreading misinformation and disinformation. But with so much new and changing information, how do you know what to trust? Follow along with the team from the Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public to help you navigate COVID-19 and the 24-hour news cycle.

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COVID-19 Glossary of Terms

Explaining the terms that will help you fully understand the news you’re reading as the pandemic story unfolds. Explore the glossary from the Pacific Science Center and use it as you read along to other scientific articles.

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Have we flattened the curve?

Federal guidelines advise that states wait until they experience a downward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period before proceeding to a phased opening. In the state-specific view of the graph, this two-week period is highlighted in orange if cases are trending upward, or green if they are trending down.

Snapshot taken September 21, 2020

See the latest at John Hopkins Univerity

Daily confirmed new cases in Missouri (3-day moving average)
Daily confirmed new cases in Missouri (3-day moving average)
When putting on a face mask
Clean your hands and put on your face mask so it fully covers your mouth and nose
DO secure the elastic bands around your ears.
DO secure the elastic bands around your ears.
DO secure the ties at the middle of your head and the base of your head.
DO secure the ties at the middle of your head and the base of your head.
When wearing a face mask, don’t do the following
DON'T wear your face mask under your mouth
DON’T wear your face mask under your mouth.
DON'T wear your face mask under your nose.
DON’T wear your face mask under your nose.
DON'T allow a strap to hang down. DON'T cross the straps.
DON’T allow a strap to hang down. DON’T cross the straps.
DON'T touch or adjust your face mask without cleaning your hands before and after.
DON’T touch or adjust your face mask without cleaning your hands before and after.
DON'T wear your face mask on your head.
DON’T wear your face mask on your head.
DON'T wear your face mask around your neck.
DON’T wear your face mask around your neck.
DON'T wear your face mask around your elbow.
DON’T wear your face mask around your elbow.
Additional Information

For more information and to stay-up-to-date on the evolving situation, see these sites: