On-Site Health & Safety Policy
Effective June 1, 2021
Precious Moments Foundation (“PMF”, “Foundation”, “we”, “us”, “our”) takes the health and safety of all Employees, Providers, and Visitors very seriously. This Policy describes the health and safety standards of all employees, volunteers, third-party providers, guests, and visitors while on-site at all Precious Moments Foundation publicly-accessible locations (buildings, walkways, and parking areas), including but not limited to: Precious Moments Visitor Center, Precious Moments Chapel, Precious Moments Chapel Gift Shoppe, Samuel J. Butcher Museum, and Precious Moments Chapel Grounds and Gardens (collectively “On-Site Facility”, “On-Site Facilities”). PMF occasionally retains the use of off-site locations (buildings, walkways, and parking areas) for certain private or pre-registered events. Such locations, when used in conjunction with or on behalf of a private or pre-registered event operated, promoted, or sponsored by PMF, shall be deemed “Off-Site Facility” or “Off-Site Facilities” and subject to the terms of this On-Site Health & Safety Policy. All paid full-time, part-time, and temporary/seasonal employees of Precious Moments Foundation and Precious Moments Family of Companies, Inc., (“Employees”), and all contractors, licensing partners, service providers, partners, tenants, vendors, volunteers, or other third-party providers (“Providers”), collectively “we”, “us”, “our”, and all customers, consumers, guests, visitors, (collectively “Visitors”, “you”, “your”), agree to be bound by this On-Site Health & Safety Policy and the published Legal Terms & Conditions to which it is annexed. Employees, Providers, and Visitors unwilling to be bound by this On-Site Health & Safety Policy and/or the published Legal Terms & Conditions should refrain from visiting, accessing, or otherwise utilizing any On-Site Facility or Off-Site Facility.
1. COVID-19 and Communicable Illness Warning.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our On-Site Facilities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and any other communicable illness.
2. CDC Guidelines.
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the continuing safety of all Employees, Providers, and Visitors. Such measures include:
– posting CDC Guidelines and recommended warning on the Site and throughout On-Site Facilities;
– all Employees are required to submit to a temperature scan at the beginning of each work shift;
– face coverings must be worn by Employees at all times while in any On-Site Facility;
– Providers and Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times while in any On-Site Facility;
– social distancing guidelines are followed in all On-Site Facilities, including reduced capacity for Chapel tours;
– certain buildings or areas of On-Site Facilities remain closed to Providers and Visitors;
– all workspaces and common areas are regularly sanitized;
– Employees must use hand sanitizer or thoroughly wash their hands after each Provider or Visitor interaction
3. Visitor Questionnaire.
Upon entering the Precious Moments Visitor Center and Gift Shoppe, Visitors must complete a short form contact questionnaire to gain access to the Gift Shoppe, Precious Moments Chapel and other On-Site Facilities. Visitors must provide at least one (1) method of contact (post address, phone, email). In the event we become aware of an Employee or Visitor illness, we will attempt to contact all Employees and Visitors who had potential exposure.
4. General Protocols.
We ask all Employees, Providers, and Visitors to stay home and not visit any On-Site Facility, if they experience symptoms of, have tested positive for, or have been exposed to anyone experiencing symptoms of or tested positive for COVID-19 or other communicable illness.
5. Chapel Tour Pass.
In order to reduce congestion and encourage social distancing practices, all Visitors are required to begin their visit to our On-Site Facilities in the Gift Shoppe. After completing a Visitor Questionnaire, interested Visitors are presented a Chapel Tour Pass with a designated Tour time. Please do not deviate from your designated time. Present your Chapel Tour Pass to the Chapel Tour Guide staff ahead of the designated Tour time.
6. Face Coverings.
The CDC continues to recommend and encourage the use of face coverings to reduce the spread of illness through airborne respiratory droplets. PRECIOUS MOMENTS® branded face coverings are available to Employees, Providers, and Visitors for a fee. We do not distribute any non-branded face masks, so Employees, Providers, and Visitors are encouraged to bring their own. Face coverings (sufficiently covering the wearers’ nose and mouth) are mandatory in all On-Site Facilities for Employees. Providers and Visitors over the age of five (5) years are encouraged to wear face coverings in all On-Site Facilities.7. On-Site Behavior Policy.All Employees, Providers, and Visitors are required to abide by the On-Site Behavior Policy while using any On-Site Facility. Please be respectful of one another.
8. Assumption of Risk.
All On-Site Facilities and Off-Site Facilities carry certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. ALL PROVIDERS AND VISITORS DO HEREBY ASSERT THAT HIS/HER USE OF AND VISITATION TO ALL ON-SITE FACILITIES AND OFF-SITE FACILITIES ARE STRICTLY VOLUNTARY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS. ALL PROVIDERS AND VISITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND ACCESS, ENTER, USE, ALL ON-SITE FACILITIES AND OFF-SITE FACILITIES AT THEIR OWN RISK.
9. Contact Us.
For questions about our On-Site Facilities or this On-Site Health & Safety Policy, contact our Gift Shoppe staff either in-person, online, via phone, email (during normal business hours), or post.
Toll-free: 800-543-7975 | Local: 417-358-7599
Precious Moments Foundation
Attn: Customer Service (Chapel Information)
4321 Chapel Road
Carthage, Missouri 64836 U.S.A.