Masked provider using touchless thermometer to check masked child's temperature

Supplies that Support Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 in Child Care Programs


Most important

 Hand Hygiene 
  • Liquid soap 
  • Paper towels 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Disposable gloves 
Covering coughs and sneezes 
  • Tissues 
Masks (child and adult sized) 
  • Disposable masks 
  • Respirators (e.g., N95, KN95)
Cleaning and Disinfecting 
  • Soap and detergents 
  • Disinfectants (EPA registered) 
  • Laundry soap 
  • Extra bedding 
  • Paper towels 
  • Spray bottles 
  • Liquid measuring cup 
  • Microfiber cloths 
  • HEPA filter vacuum cleaner 
  • Dishwasher with a sanitizing cycle 
  • Garbage can liners
Daily Health Check/Screening 
  • Gloves 
  • Thermometers (touchless, if possible) 
  • Health screening log
Air Quality/Ventilation 
  • HVAC system upgrades and filters (start with a consult with a HVAC engineer) 
  • Portable Air Filtration devices 
  • Repairs to windows so they can open safely 
  • Window guards 
  • Bathroom and kitchen fans that vent to the outdoors 


Extra protection

Other Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Smocks 
  • Face shields 
  • Eye protection (goggles) 
Physical Distancing 
  • Carpet squares, mats, hula hoops, pool noodles, or other visuals for spacing children 
  • Toys that promote individual play and/or can be easily cleaned and disinfected 
Drop off and Pick up 
  • Extra pens that can be disinfected 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Tape or floor signs to mark off 6 foot distancing 
  • Extra tables to promote spacing 
  • Outdoor furniture for children’s meals and staff breaks 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Garbage cans with lids that can be opened by a foot-pedal 
  • Changing table upgrades and paper rolls 
Virtual training and communication 
  • Tech support 
  • Computers with audio and video 
  • Head sets 
  • Zoom or other virtual meeting platform membership