A Message from our family to yours

Effective immediately, mask usage is now required for guests and employees per Franklin County Commission Order No. 2029-554.

With continued concerns of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Meramec Caverns will continue to be vigilant in providing a safe atmosphere and memorable experiences for both guests and employees.
Our visitors and staff are the highest priority to the successful operations of our facility.
Their safety is our chief concern.

Understandably, questions have arisen of public safety during our nation’s time of distress. In response, the Caverns’ defensive plan will be to continue close monitoring of both national and state directives for preventative measures on the spread of COVID-19.  Guidelines and procedures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) have directed our approach, ensuring a safe environment for guests and Cavern family. Our pro-active approach is a comprehensive plan consisting of:

1.) Enhancing cleaning efforts within our facilities
• Using EPA approved disinfectants
• Disinfecting frequently all high-touched areas

2.) Suggesting social distancing from other patrons or employees

3.) Implementing good hygiene practices for work associates

4.) Monitoring aforementioned governmental updates

5.) Limiting tour sizes to accommodate state guidelines

6.) Asking guests to stay home if they or a family member is sick

7.) Reducing restaurant item fixtures that have multiple contact points

8.) Asking employees to stay home when ill

9.) Reminding guests & employees to refrain from touching eyes, nose, & mouth

10.) Asking guests & employees to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue
• Recommending tissue to be thrown away immediately
• If tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into the elbow area of the arm

11.) Suggesting that guests wash their hands often with soap & water (20 seconds or longer)
• To be done after restroom use, before eating, after blowing nose, coughing, sneezing, and whenever else guest feels necessary
• If soap & water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

Rest assured, Meramec Caverns is committed to healthful practices
for the safety and enjoyment of our patrons and employees.