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Health Guidelines

Should I keep my child home or send him/her to school? 

Keep your child home if he/she: 

Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher 
Has been vomiting or has diarrhea 
Has symptoms that prevent him/her from participating in school, such as:

  • Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite  

  • Productive coughing or sneezing 

  • Headache, body aches, earache  

  • Sore throat 

A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat are headache and stomach upset. Contact your physician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. 

Keep your child home until his or her fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea has been gone for 24 hours without medication. 

Does my child have the flu?  
The flu is serious! Call your physician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically come on suddenly, and include two or more of the following:

  • High fever 

  • Chills

  • Headache, body aches, earache

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Dry cough 


If you’re unsure about the best way to treat your child’s cold or flu, ask your healthcare provider.

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