Illness and School Attendance

Should They Go or Should They Stay?

Symptom What To Do
Runny nose Go! Teach blowing nose and handwashing!
Cough Go! Unless excessive, teach to cover with their elbow!
Sore Throat Go! Unless swollen glands or fever!
Vomiting Stay home until 24 hours without vomiting!
Diarrhea Stay home until 24 hours without diarrhea!
Fever Stay home until under 100 degrees for 24 hours WITHOUT taking fever-reducing medication
Earache Go unless there is drainage, fever or excessive pain - see doctor!
Doctor diagnosed illness Stay home until 24 hours of taking antibiotics
Rash Stay home! If spreading, draining or fever, see doctor!