Communicable Disease

Guidelines

 

Disease and
School Incubation 
Period
Rules for
Attendance
Acquired Immune Deficiency 
Syndrome (AIDS)
6 months-5 years 
Determination will be made by the Advisory Committee as outlined in the Communicable Disease policy.
Chicken Pox 
14-21 days
The student may attend school after all pox are dry and scabbed.
Impetigo
variable 4-l0 days 
The student may attend school if treatment is verified and covered or dry.
Infectious Hepatitis
15-40 days 
Average 25 days 
The student may attend school with physician's written permission and if the student has the ability to take appropriate person hygiene precautions.
Measles (Red, Hard, 
Rubeola, 7-day) 
 8-14 days 
The student may attend school after  a minimum of  7 days.  Students who have had contact with measles may attend school if immunization is up to date.
Mumps 
12-21 days 

The student may attend school after swelling has disappeared.
Pediculosis 
(LICE, Crabs)
The student may attend school after treatment.  After repeated infestation of the same student, the student may be excluded until all nits are removed.
Pink Eye 
Conjunctivitis)
 5-12 days
The student may attend school after the eye is clear, under treatment or with physician's written permission.
Planter's Wart The student may attend school. Students should not be permitted to walk barefoot.
Ring Worm 
(Scalp, Body,
 Athlete's Foot)  
The student may attend school if area is under treatment and covered. Restrict known cases of athlete's foot from pools and showers until under treatment.
Rubella (3-day German
 measles)
14-21 days
The student may attend school after a minimum of 4 days.  Prevent exposure of pregnant women.
Scabies (7-year itch, 
Mites)
The student may attend school after treatment.
Streptococcal Infections 
(Scarlet fever, Scarletina,
STREP THROAT) 
1-3 days
The student may attend school 24 hours after initiating oral antibiotic therapy, and clinically well.

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