Infectious Disease Procedures

 These guidelines are at the discretion of the professional school nurse.

  • Fifth’s Disease  Student not excluded from school unless he/she has afever (100°) or greater
  • Fever  Must be without fever (no fever 100° or above) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Chicken Pox Exclude for 5 days or until all blisters are dried and scabbed over. Must also be without a fever for 24 hours.
  • Hand, Foot, MouthExclude for 5 days or until all blisters are dried and scabbed over.
  • Must be without a fever for 24 hours.
  • Scabies  Must have note from a licensed health care provider that includes diagnosis. May return to school as soon as treatment is completed.
  • Strep Throat  Must be treated with prescribed antibiotics for 24 hours. Must be without fever for 24 hours.
  • Mononucleosis  Must have a note from a licensed health care provider with diagnosis and date for return to school.
  • Influenza  Must be without fever for 24 hours.
  • Pink Eye  Must have 24 hours of prescribed antibiotics before return to school.
  • Ringworm (scalp)  Must have a note from a licensed health care provider with diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • May return to school when treatment is initiated.
  • (body)  May return to school after topical antifungal treatment is initiated.
  • Gastroenteritis  Must have absence of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Impetigo  Must have note from a licensed health care provider with diagnosis and treatment. Must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Herpes Simplex  Cover blister(s) if possible. If the student has more than two active lesions and they are spreading from the lip area, a note from a licensed health care provider will be needed for return to school.