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Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education

The Western States PEHSU has updated the Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education. This set of materials comprehensively addresses how Early Care and Education (ECE) programs can more safely keep their environments clean and reduce the risk of infectious disease, including COVID-19. 

Webinar Series on Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation

Webinar 1 (originally presented on March 11, 2021)

This webinar provides information on how to safely clean, sanitize, and disinfect in child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic while explaining the latest science-based recommendations and strategies for keeping children and staff safe. Participants will be able to: discuss the layered approach to preventing the transmission of COVID-19, describe the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting, and when to use each practice.

Moderator: Perry Sheffield MD, MPH, FAAP
Presenters: Vickie Leonard, RN, FNP, PhD and Bobbie Rose, RN, PHN

Webinar 2 (originally presented on March 18, 2021)

This webinar provides information on how to safely clean, sanitize, and disinfect in child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic while explaining the latest science-based recommendations and strategies for keeping children and staff safe. Participants will be able to describe what ventilation is and how ventilation fits into an overall healthy building plan with respect to COVID-19 disease and other indoor contaminants.

Moderator: Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH, FAAP
Presenter: Marian L. Heyman, MT(ASCP), MPH


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