To reduce the spread of illnesses, including COVID-19, it is important to intensify cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and frequently touched items, including but not limited to doorknobs, light switches, handrails, toys, furnishings, playground structures, and other frequently touched or shared items. In addition to the guidance for licensed child care facilities and the COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfection Guidance: Non-Healthcare Settings available on the KDHE COVID-19 Resource Microsite, Caring for Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards (https://nrckids.org/CFOC) has nationally recognized standards for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection of child care facilities. The CDC has detailed information at Cleaning and Disinfecting and a list of EPA products is available at https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2. When choosing products be sure to read the label and carefully follow directions.
Updated: May 13, 2021