Posted by ICCRR in News on 3/6/2020

COVID-19 Preparedness for Iowa Child Care

On March 3, Ann Garvey DVM, MPH, MA Deputy State Epidemiologist, Iowa Department of Public Health in collaboration with Healthy Child Care Iowa recorded a webinar for Iowa child care programs. The webinar includes information about the new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, prevention and recommendations specific for Iowa child care providers (homes and centers/preschools).

Watch webinar

The COVID-19 Guidance: Child Care Centers and Homes is a guidance document with specific information for Iowa child care providers about symptoms, exclusion, planning for absenteeism and communication. The EPA COVID-19 Disinfecting List is a handout by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which lists EPA registered disinfecting products for use against Novel Coronavirus. Both documents can be found under the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Resources heading on the Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) printed products webpage.

Go to HCCI website

Additionally, IDPH has created a new webpage designed to keep Iowans informed about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a chart listing all cases in Iowa, travel consideration and resources for businesses, schools, healthcare, etc.

Go to IDPH website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also posted information for child care programs with interim guidance based on what is currently known.

Go to CDC website


Tags: idph webinar , covid-19 , cororavirus

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