Enhanced Sanitation Practices

These are the enhanced sanitation practices that are being implemented in all Dayhomes:

  • Wash hands upon entering the Dayhome (this includes children, consultants, family members, etc.)
  • Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined covered garbage container and then wash hands immediately after
  • Disinfect/wipe the following high touch/high traffic surfaces daily or more often as needed, using disinfecting wipes or bleach solution (1 Tbps bleach mixed in 1 litre water), made fresh daily: Kitchen sink and faucets, bathroom sink, faucets, and toilets, fridge, microwave handles, door handles, light switches and handrails, television remotes and phones.
  • Reduce the number of toys and materials that are difficult to sanitize
  • Increase the number of toys and items that can easily be disinfected
  • Sanitize toys daily
  • If using towels/wash cloths, wash daily

As usual, Educators will continue to:

  • Sanitize toys that a child has put in their mouth- immediately after it happens
  • Sanitize all countertops, table surfaces and high chairs before and after use
  • Use separate change pads for each child and sanitize after every use
  • Use separate bedding for each child and store each child's bedding separately
  • Use individual towels, wash cloths or paper towels for each child. 
  • Wash hands as per Health Canada standards: Wet hands, then add soap. Next, lather, scrub and count to 20. Rinse and dry.

Please contact the agency if you have any questions.


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