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Management of Communicable Diseases Policy

If a child exhibits any of the following symptoms, he/she should not attend the center. If such symptoms occur at the center, the child will be removed from the group, and you will be called to take him/her home.

  • Severe pain or discomfort
  • Acute diarrhea
  • Episodes of acute vomiting
  • Elevated oral temperature of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Sore throat or severe coughing
  • Yellow eyes or jaundice skin
  • Red eyes with discharge
  • Infected, untreated skin patches
  • Difficult or rapid breathing
  • Skin lesions that are weeping or bleeding
  • Skin rashes lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Swollen joints
  • Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
  • Stiff neck
  • Blood urine

Once the child is symptom-free, or has a doctor’s note stating that he/she no longer poses a serious health risk to himself/herself or others, he/she may return to the Center.

Excludable Communicable Diseases

A child who contracts any of the following diseases may not return to the Center without a physician’s note stating that the child presents no risk to himself/herself or others:

Respiratory Illnesses Gastrointestinal Illnesses Contact Illnesses
  • Chicken Pox**
  • German Measels
  • Hemophilus Influenzae*
  • Measles*
  • Meningococcus*
  • Mumps*
  • Strep Throat
  • Tuberculosis*
  • Whooping Cough*
  • Giardia Lamblia*
  • Hepatitis A*
  • Salmonella*
  • Shigella*
  • Impetigo
  • Lice
  • Scabies

*Diseases that will be reported to the Health Department by the Center.

** Note: If your child has chicken pox, a doctor’s note is not required for re-admitting the child to the center. A note from the parent is required, stating either that at least six days have elapsed since the onset of that rash, or that all sores have dried and crusted.

If your child is exposed to any excludable disease at the Center, you will be notified in writing.

Notice on Communicable Diseases Form

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