Fever >= 100.0 F degrees. To return to school student must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medications such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). Ex. Fever of 100.6 F on Monday at 0800, acetaminophen given at 0805, temperature at 1200 is 99.5 F and does not receive any additional doses of medication and temperature remains below 100.0 F, student can return on Tuesday after 1200 or Wednesday Morning. For more information on fevers, visit https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/fever.html
Vomiting or Diarrhea in last 24 hours. If stool contain blood or mucous student can return after a minimum of 24 hours of last episode and once cleared by their physician.
Flu- Individuals suspected (physician still treating if test negative) or confirmed flu, should stay home from work at least 4-5 days after the onset of symptoms. Persons with the flu are most contagious during the first 3 days of their illness. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/business/stay-home-when-sick.htm
Undiagnosed, new, or untreated rash or skin condition. (i.e. generalized hives, wounds with purulent drainage.). Return when resolved or 24 hours on treatment plan.
Strep Throat- Students can return 24 hours after treatment has been initiated and when the child has been without fever for 24 hours.
"PINKEYE" or conjunctivitis. White or yellow eye discharge, matted eyelids, and redness of eyelids or skin surrounding the eye. Students can return 24 hours after treatment has been initiated, when eyes are clear, or with physician permission.
Pain. If your child has a mild ache but is otherwise acting okay sending them to school is okay. Anything more than mild pain is always something you want to keep an eye on. Keep them home and call your doctor instead.
Chickenpox- Students should stay home until the sixth day after onset of rash or when all lesions have dried and crusted.
Green, Brown, or Bloody Sinus Drainage- especially when the child is unable to keep their nose wiped clean and their hands washed. Consult a physician for treatment recommendations.
Impetigo- Students can return 24 hours after initiation of treatment.
Ringworm- Students with ringworm-can return once treatment has been initiated.
*Specific care plans based on diagnosis can be made on a case by case basis with the Maclay Student Health Center to guide when student/faculty can safely return to school.
Please remember to stay home if sick and practice hand hygiene often.
It is the [osition of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the management of head lice in the school setting should not disrupt the educational process. https://www.nasn.org/advocacy/professional-practice-documents/position-statements/ps-head-lice For Tips for management of Lice can be found at the following link- https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/head-lice.html.