Emergency Preparedness: Child Care Providers

Child Care Fact Sheet: Keeping Food Safe During Power Outages (PDF | 378 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Tips for before, during, and after a power outage.


Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guidance for cleaning surfaces following a disaster.


Food Safety During Power Outages in Food Establishments

Minnesota Department of Health.

Provides recommendations for food safety during an extended power outage (more than two hours) in a food service establishment.


Emergency Preparedness Resources for Child Care Providers

NC DHHS. North Carolina Division of Child Development.

Includes an emergency plan template, preparedness tips, security awareness tips, and safety bulletins.


Food Safety and Security: What Consumers Need to Know

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Guidance on how to keep your home and family safe from food safety-related emergencies.


Mealtime Memo for Child Care: Are You Ready for an Emergency? (PDF | 204 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Six steps to develop an emergency readiness plan, including a suggested emergency inventory. Also available in Spanish.


Food and Water in an Emergency (PDF | 589 KB)

Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Topics include emergency outdoor water sources, ways to purify water, how to cook when the power goes out, and more. Also available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.


Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags (PDF | 432 KB)

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services.

Provides a list of foods that require no cooking.


Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Includes FAQs and a chart on what to save and what to toss following a power outage.