Communicable Disease Exclusion Guidelines

Symptoms requiring exclusion of a child from school or childcare setting until either diagnosed and cleared by a licensed health care provider, or recovery from illness.

FEVER: ANY fever greater than 100° F. Student may return when he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

VOMITING: If student has vomited in the past 24 hours, please keep them home.

DIARRHEA: 3 or more watery or loose stools in 24 hours. May return when symptom-free for 24 hours.

STIFF NECK: or headache with accompanying fever. May return after resolution of symptoms or diagnosis made and clearance given.

RASHES: ANY new onset of rash if accompanied by fever; may return after rash resolves or if clearance given by health care providers.

SKIN LESIONS: Drainage that can not be contained within a bandage.

JAUNDICE: Yellowing of eyes or skin. May return after diagnosis by licensed health care provider and clearance given.

BEHAVIOR CHANGE: Such as new onset of irritability, lethargy or somnolence.

COUGH /SOB: Persistent cough with or without fever, serious sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

SYMPTOMS or complaints that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities, or student requiring more care than the school staff can safely provide.

For additional information, please download the full Communicable Disease School Exclusion guidelines.

You can also obtain information at the Centers of Disease Control website.