When a Student Should Stay Home/ When a Student Can Return After Illness
Fever- A child with a fever should be kept at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication. At school, we go by the guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health which considers a temperature of 100.0 F or above a fever.
- Diarrhea/Vomiting- Please keep your child home from school until they have not had an episode of diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours.
- COVID-19: A child can return to school after their 5th day of COVID, as long as their symptoms are improving, they have been fever-free for 24 hours, and they can wear a mask at school until after their 10th day. Please note: The first day of symptom onset is day 0. If the child tests positive but has no symptoms, the day the test was administered is considered day 0.
- Pinkeye- A child with pinkeye is considered contagious and should not be in school until they have completed 24 hours of prescribed eye drops.
- Strep Throat- A child with strep throat should stay at home until they have completed 24 hours of the prescribed antibiotic treatment.