Schools and Care Centres should practice regular infection control with everyone, whether they appear sick or not. Routine infection control practices help to reduce the chances of an infection spreading from one person to another.
Visit the Child Care and Residential Care pages of the Facilities Licensing section.
Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of infection. Proper hand washing reduces the spread of colds and influenza by as much as 40 percent!
Use disposable gloves when handling blood or body fluids, cleaning cuts or scrapes or changing a child’s diaper.
If a tissue is not handy, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand.
such as hairbrushes, toothbrushes, towels, face-cloths, sippy cups or hats
Soiled clothing can be put into a plastic bag. Tie the bag closed. Send the clothes home to be washed.
about additional steps to take to control the spread of disease.
for cleaning and sanitizing.