September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Best Practices for Child Care: Indoor Air Quality

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has developed best practices for early learning professionals navigating COVID-19 protocols in their child care programs. The second topic is indoor air quality and ventilation.

Best Practices for Indoor Air Quality

To keep child care providers informed on the latest best practices for keeping children, staff, and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Key created a webpage that highlights recommended best practices.

The latest information is about indoor air quality and ventilation in child care programs. The page includes:

  • tips on bringing outdoor air into the facility;

  • tips for working with a ventilation consultant;

  • a guide on how to choose a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaner;

  • a list of questions to ask about HVAC systems and ventilation;

  • ideas on how to include daily outdoor learning and play in classrooms;

  • and more.

Learn More

For more information, visit the PA Key website. For more news, visit our news page.