COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 27, 2023: The CDC has listed three Connecticut Counties—Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. 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: