Illness and School Attendance

Should They Go or Should They Stay?

 Symptom What to do
Runny noseGo! Teach blowing nose and handwashing!
CoughGo! Unless excessive, teach to cover with their elbow!
Sore ThroatGo! Unless swollen glands or fever!
VomitingStay home until 24 hours without vomiting!
DiarrheaStay home until 24 hours without diarrhea!
FeverStay home until under 100 degrees for 24 hours WITHOUT taking fever-reducing medication
EaracheGo unless there is drainage, fever or excessive pain - see doctor!
Doctor diagnosed illnessStay home until 24 hours of taking antibiotics
RashStay home! If spreading, draining or fever, see doctor!