Communicable Disease Policy

 

DO NOT SEND AN ILL CHILD TO SCHOOL

Children with fevers over 100.3 are excluded from school. Children with Measles, Chicken Pox / Shingles, Fifth Disease, Rubella, and Hepatitis may cause dangerous illness in others, so please call the nurse office if your child has any of these diagnoses.

When Should I Keep My Child Home?

Student’s Symptoms / Diagnosed Illness:

       Student May Return to School When:

      • Fever is greater than 100.3 degrees (orally) 

        • Temperature remains below 100 degrees (orally) for a Minimum of 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever-reducing medicine

      • Rash or rash with fever – new or sudden onset

        • Rash disappears.  Written or phone consent from doctor.

      • Colored drainage from eyes; brown / green drainage from nose with fever of greater than 100.3 degrees; skin lesions that are “weepy” (fluid or pus-filled)

        • Discharge must be gone or student must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have a written or phone consent from doctor.

      • Vomiting

        • Symptom-free for 24 hours

      • Diarrhea: 3 loose/watery stools in one day.

        • Symptom-free for 24 hours

      • Cough:  Deep, barking, congested, or productive of colored mucus.

        • Symptom-free or student must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have a written or phone consent from doctor.  Antibiotics are not effective for viral illnesses.  When antibiotics are prescribed for bacterial infections, take all medications as prescribed until gone.

      • Strep throat diagnosed by health care provider

        • Must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours