June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

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Child Day Care SAFER Program

Screening Assessment For Environmental Risk





The Child Day Care SAFER Program is an initiative to identify licensed child day cares that are operating on land or in buildings that could be impacted by hazardous chemicals. The SAFER Program also works to ensure that new day cares are located in places that are safe from hazardous chemicals left by past (or current) operations.  We are also using the SAFER Program to help child day cares be more environmentally safe and green.


Past manufacturing, industrial or agricultural uses can sometimes leave hazardous chemicals behind in buildings or on the land.  In addition, if businesses using chemicals (such as a dry cleaner, nail salon, auto body shop) are within the same building complex as a child day care, the indoor environment of the day care may be impacted by the chemicals.

The SAFER Program establishes procedures to help ensure that child day cares are located in places that are safe from hazardous chemicals contaminating the land or buildings.


Consult the following resources for more information: