In the beginning, it was thought that children are less likely to get infected of COVID-19. But based on data, the number of cases of affected children has reached 1 million. It has been confirmed that there is a chance of spreading the virus when children are together, especially among infants and toddlers who are likely to use their hands to wipe their noses or rub their eyes and then touch toys or other children. This can create a super spread of infections in the childcare centre.
To reduce the risk of diseases in childcare settings as well as schools, the center should follow these tips:
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol.
- Young children should always be supervised when they use hand sanitizers to prevent swallowing or drinking alcohol.
- The staff should always clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as tables, mats, toys, etc.
- Masks should NOT be put on babies and children under age two because of the danger of suffocation.
- Communicate to staff the importance of being vigilant for symptoms and staying in touch with facility management if or when they start to feel sick.
- When a person develops symptoms while staying at the daycare center, isolate him/her from the staff and other children until they can be sent home.
- Intensify cleaning and disinfecting efforts. This could be done with the help of sanitizing services by professional cleaning and disinfecting service providers.
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