• Guidelines for Illness at School
    Illness / Infection / Symptom Should You Stay Home? When Can You Come Back?
    Chicken Pox YES When all the pox have scabbed over
    Cold NO (without fever) YES (with fever) See fever guidelines
    Coxsackie (hand, mouth, and foot disease) YES 24 hours after fever subsides and rash is gone.
    Diarrhea YES 24 hours after last diarrhea symptoms
    Ear Infection NO (with doctor diagnosis) SMILE: You’re In School
    Fever of 100 or greater (undiagnosed illness) YES 24 hours after fever subsides, and when fever medications have not been taken within the past 8 hours
    Fifth Disease NO (without fever) YES (with fever) See fever guidelines
    Giardia YES When diarrhea subsides, or your doctor approves readmission
    Impetigo YES Once treatment has begun
    Lice YES After 1 treatment has been given
    Pink Eye YES 24 hours after treatment has begun
    Unidentified Rash YES When rash is gone, unless your doctor approves readmission
    Ring Worm NO (but you must keep area covered) SMILE: You’re In School
    Roseola YES (with fever) See fever guidelines
    Rota Virus YES When diarrhea subsides, or your doctor approves readmission
    Strep Throat YES 24 hours after beginning treatment, and when you are fever-free
    Thrush NO (but you should seek treatment) SMILE: You’re In School
    Vomiting YES 24 hours after last vomiting

     

    TDSHS Communicable Disease Chart for Schools