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You may have noticed news about increased rates of sickness among young children. In particular, there have been increased rates for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID-19, as COVID-19 prevention efforts have shifted away from using masks and many people are spending more time in settings with more people than they had over the last couple of years. This has left us with increased rates of illness and hospitalization among young children. Child care programs are experts in disease prevention and have led the way in implementing disinfection and handwashing and monitoring children for illness. It is more important than ever to continue efforts to reduce transmission of illness in child care settings.
Over the past several months there have been shortages in availability of infant formula due to product recalls and supply chain issues. The shortage has placed families and many child care programs in a very stressful situation as they work to ensure young children are fed.
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