Infection can spread through direct contact with an infected area of someone’s body or contact with
contaminated hands or any substance or surface that holds infectious material (i.e., saliva,
mucous, diaper changing table). Many objects can absorb, retain, and transport germs. In
childcare settings, the surfaces of floors, activity and food tables, diaper changing tables,
doorknobs, toilet room surfaces, toys, and fabric objects may have many germs on them if they are
not properly cleaned and sanitized.