(a) Notwithstanding Section 101438.1, the following shall apply:
(b) Children shall not have access to items used by pets and animals.
(c) Staff and children shall wash their hands at appropriate times, including but not limited to:
(1) Before and after eating or handling food.
(2) After toileting or changing diapers.
(3) Whenever hands are contaminated with bodily fluids.
(d) The following Hand washing procedures shall be used:
(1) Use soap and running water.
(A) Only dispenser soap, such as liquid or powder in an appropriate dispenser, shall be used.
(2) Rub hands together vigorously, washing all surfaces including wrists, backs of hands, between fingers and under fingernails.
(3) Rinse hands well.
(4) Dry hands with disposable paper towels.
(A) Only disposable paper towels in an appropriate holder or dispenser shall be used.
(5) When a water faucet can be turned off only by using hand controls, the faucet shall be turned off using a disposable paper towel instead of with bare hands only.
(6) The procedures specified in Sections 101638.1(d)(1) through (5) shall be posted at sinks used by staff.
(e) Washing, cleaning and sanitizing requirements for areas used by staff and children, or for areas that children have access to, shall include:
(1) Floors, except those carpeted, shall be vacuumed or swept and mopped with a disinfecting solution at least daily, or more often if necessary.
(2) Carpeted floors and large throw rugs that cannot be washed shall be vacuumed at least daily and cleaned at least every six months, or more often if necessary.
(A) Small rugs that can be washed shall be shaken or vacuumed at least daily and washed at least weekly, or more often if necessary.
(3) Walls and portable partitions shall be washed and disinfected at least monthly, or more often if necessary.
(4) When infants are in care, the diaper-changing area, where residue is splashed, shall be washed and disinfected after each diaper change. The immediate floor and wall areas shall also be kept clean.
(5) Sinks used to wash infants shall be washed and disinfected after each use.
(6) Sinks used for food preparation shall not be used to wash infants or to wash fecally contaminated hands.
(f) Objects used by children shall be washed and disinfected at least daily, or more often if necessary. Such objects shall include, but not be limited to, toys and blankets.
(g) Linens laundered by the center shall be washed and sanitized at least daily, or more often if necessary. Such linens shall include, but not be limited to, bedding, towels and washcloths used on or by children.
(1) Linens or clothing used on or by any child shall not be used on or by any other child without first being laundered and sanitized.
(h) A disinfecting solution, which shall be used after surfaces and objects have been cleaned with a detergent or other cleaner, shall be freshly prepared each day using 1/4 cup of bleach per gallon of water. Commercial disinfecting solutions, including one-step cleaning/disinfecting solutions, shall be permitted and shall be used in accordance with label directions.
(i) All disinfectants, cleaning solutions, poisons and other hazardous materials shall be stored as specified in Section 101238.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73 and 1596.81, Health and Safety Code.