Staff shall ensure all equipment is properly sanitized or disinfected to prevent the spread of infection. The goal of safe cleaning is effective germ control using the safest amount of cleaning, sanitizing or disinfecting product.
- The sanitizing and disinfecting solutions used in our child care programs are either a bleach solution prepared by the program daily or a commercial product registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Manufacturer’s instructions are followed.
- The center has intensified our routine cleaning, sanitizing/disinfecting practices, paying extra attention to frequently touched objects and surfaces, including door knobs, bathrooms and sinks, keyboards, and bannisters.
The center is cleaning and disinfecting toys and activity items used by children more frequently than usual and taking extra care to ensure that all objects that children put in their mouths are removed from circulation, cleaned and sanitized before another child is allowed to use them.