Health Conditions

Communicable Conditions

Is my child well enough to come to school?

The child/youth should stay home if he/she:

  • has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, and should remain at home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without medication to keep the temperature down.
  • has vomited or has had diarrhea, and should remain at home for 24 hours after it has stopped.
  • has a persistent cough.
  • has any rash with fever.
  • has open or draining skin sores.
  • has inflamed or draining eyes or ears.
Communicable Diseases

Parent Fact Sheets for common communicable diseases are listed below. We have chosen to use information taken from the Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools at http://bit.ly/18zSgtC. This website contains information about other communicable diseases not mentioned here as well as information is offered in other languages. Search for Infections Diseases in Childcare Settings and Section 6: Communicable Disease Fact Sheets.