July 1, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties 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.

 
1Child care operators frequently ask about safer cleaning methods and materials for their facilities. In response to questions about the availability of “greener” disinfectants, sanitizers and cleaning products, the Connecticut Department of Public Health offers two fact sheets that address these questions.
  
 
    
 
 
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Bleach in Child Care Settings

Bleach can harm both children and adults, especially when strong concentrations are used.  For child care facilities that continue to use products containing bleach, please follow safe practices when using these more toxic products.  See these links below:

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