When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?

  • You should never send your child to school if he/she has:

    • Had a fever in the past 24 hours
    • Vomited in the past 24 hours
    • Had diarrhea in the past 24 hours
    • Chills
    • Pink eye (must have been on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school)
    • A bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night

    Preventing Seasonal Flu- tips from the CDC:

    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water when you sneeze or cough
    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
    • Flu is a contagious disease- Take time to use precautions to protect yourself and your family

    Flu-like Symptoms include:

    • Fever (Usually High)
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Muscle aches
    • A dry cough
    • A sore throat
    • Runny or stuffy nose

     Click here for additional information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the topic of influenza.

Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents

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