When to keep your child home from school
Students should not attend school under the following circumstances:
- Signs and symptoms of COVID-19: fever, chills, fatigue, headache, congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, loss of sense of taste/smell, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
- Signs of severe illness include fever, irritability, difficulty breathing, crying that doesn’t stop with the usually comforting, or extreme sleepiness.
- Diarrhea (two or more episodes of loose stools in 24 hours). A child must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea-suppressing medications.
- Vomiting two or more times in 24 hours, unless a physician feels the cause of vomiting is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated. A child should have one or two meals without vomiting before returning to school. Your child may be sent home from school for vomiting one time.
- A temperature of 100 degrees or above. A child must have a temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school without taking fever-reducing medication.
- Questionable rash until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.
- Known communicable diseases must be treated for the appropriate amount of time as directed by a physician.
- Recommendation from a physician or school nurse.
- If a child becomes ill while at school, faculty and staff do their best to isolate him or her and contact parents promptly to pick up their student.
Last Modified on September 6, 2022