Re-Admission to School Following a Communicable Disease
1. The certified school nurse will comply with the "Requisition of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases" issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for the management of diseases in the school age population.
2. For the diseases listed below, re-admission of students to school will occur on the following basis:
Disease and Period of Exclusion
Chicken Pox: Until all vesicles are scabbed and absence of fever
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): 24 hours after medical treatment has begun
Impetigo (For large area of multiple site infection): 24 hours after medical treatment has begun; draining sores must be covered while in school
Ringworm: 24 hours after treatment has begun; no contact sports until lesions are gone
Scarlet Fever: At least 24 hours after treatment has begun and temperature has been normal for 24 hours
Strep Throat: At least 24 hours after treatment has begun and temperature has been normal for 24 hours
Scabies: 12 hours after proper medical treatment has begun
Pediculosis (Head Lice): Re-admit as soon as shampoo treatment has been used and school nurse has confirmed that all nits have been removed (See separate procedure)
Acute Gastroenteritis Virus: Children who are vomiting will be sent home and remain home until vomiting subsides. Acute (diarrehea, vomiting)diarrhea episodes will be assessed individually.
Fever: Children with fevers greater than 100.5 will be sent home and remain home until fever free (less than 100.5). Children with a fever less than 100.5 during the course of the school day will be permitted to rest and return to class provided they have no other symptoms of infection.