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    Communicable Diseases

    If a communicable disease is suspected, the parent will be notified and the child will be excluded from school.

    The student will not be readmitted before the minimum number of days designated by the State and Local Departments of Health which are:

    Diphtheria - 2 weeks from the onset or until appropriate negative culture tests.

    Chicken Pox - 5 days from onset of first crop of vesicles (blisters) or when all blisters are dried and crusted.

    Rubella (German Measles) - 4 days from onset of rash.

    Rubeola (Regular Measles) - 4 days from onset of rash.

    Mumps - 9 days from onset or until subsidence of swelling.

    Pertussis (whooping cough) - 3 weeks from the onset or five days from institution of appropriate therapy.

    Respiratory streptococcal infections (including Scarlet Fever) - Not less than 10 days from the onset if no medication is prescribed or 24 hours from the institution of appropriate therapy.

    Infectious Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - Until judged non-infective; that is, without a discharge.

    Ringworm - Immediately after therapy is instituted, if body lesions are covered. Neither scalp nor body lesions that are dried need to be covered.

    Impetigo Contagiosa - 24 hours from institution of appropriate therapy.

    Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice) - After the first treatment and until judged non-infective by the school nurse or child's physician. Council Rock has a no-nit policy - therefore all nits must be removed from a student’s hair before return to school after treatment for pediculosis.

    Pediculosis Corpora (Body Lice) - After completion of appropriate treatment and judged non-infective by the school nurse or child's physician.

    Scabies - After completion of appropriate therapy and until judged non-infective by the school nurse or child’s physician.

    Trachoma - 24 hours from institution of appropriate therapy.

    Tuberculosis - Following a minimum of two weeks of adequate chemotherapy and three consecutive sputum smears. In additional, a note from the physician that the child in noncommunicable shall be submitted prior to readmission.

    Neisseria meningitidis - Until judged non-infective after a course of rifampin or other drug which is effective against this disease, or otherwise shown to be non-infective.
     
    Other Reasons for Exclusion From School
     
    Council Rock School District in addition reserves the right to exclude children from school with the following conditions:
    • Fever of 100 F or higher.  Students should return when free of fever, without fever medication, for 24 hours.
    • Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours.  Students should return when appetite has returned to normal.
    • Rash with a fever.
    • Illness that prevents a child from participating in activities.
    • Other conditions identified through assessment by the certified and/or staff nurse.
     

     For more information access:

     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania