Too Sick for School?

  • A student should stay home from school if he or she:

    • has a fever of 100º F or more.
    • had a fever above 100º F in the last 24 hours.
    • has vomited in the last 24 hours.
    • has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
    • has a runny nose that requires a great deal of management time.
    • has a persistent cough that interferes with concentration.
    • is too tired to engage in usual activities.
    • has a significantly decreased appetite.
    • has one or both eyes that are red, watery, or draining.
    • has been on medication for an infection for fewer than 24 hours.
    • has severe headache, especially when accompanied by fever.
    • has severe sore throat accompanied by fever, malaise and/or red spots in the mouth.
    • has a rash that is in various stages.
    • has a rash that is pale, irregular in-between the webs of the fingers.

    Generally, after the above listed symptoms disappear, students require an additional 24-72 hours to recover. If you are in doubt about whether or not to send your child to school during or following an illness, please call the school nurse-teacher for advice. If your child has a persistent cough, rash, fever, bump, or other bothersome symptom, you should contact your child’s pediatrician. 

    For a list of common symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website by clicking here.