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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 800. Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes

8VAC20-800-530. Linens.

A. Cribs, cots, rest mats, and beds when being used for sleeping or napping by children other than infants shall have linens consisting of a top cover and a bottom cover or a one-piece covering that is open on three edges.

B. Cribs when being used by infants shall have a tight-fitting bottom cover.

C. Linens shall be assigned for individual use.

D. Linens shall be clean and washed at least weekly or when soiled.

E. Clean linens shall be used each time a child rests on the bed of a family member.

F. No soft bedding of any kind shall be used under or around infants including, but not limited to, pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, or stuffed toys.

G. Children under two years of age shall not use pillows or filled comforters.

H. Pillows, when used for children over two years of age, shall be assigned for individual use and covered with pillowcases.

I. Mattresses, when used, shall be covered with a waterproof material that can be cleaned and sanitized.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-530 derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. July 1, 2010; renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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