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Childhood lead poisoning prevention branch

Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) is taking precautions to ensure the safety of its staff, community counterparts, and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLPPB has developed resources and guidelines for assisting local health jurisdictions with preventing childhood lead poisoning during the pandemic and continues to ensure that cases of childhood lead poisoning are responded to in a timely and appropriate manner. 

For assistance, please continue to contact your local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programhowever, note that if local program staff are assisting with COVID-19 work, non-urgent inquiries may receive a delayed response. If your local program is unavailable, or if your county does not have a local program, contact CLPPB directly at 510-620-5600 or by email at

CLPPB has developed the following resources and materials to address childhood lead exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic:

For general information about COVID-19, visit the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 web page and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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