PVCA MEDICAL GUIDELINES
In order to reduce the spread of illness in the classrooms and attempt to keep a healthy environment for our students, please follow the guidelines below.
A student with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will be required to go home and not return to school until the student is fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours.
A student with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay home until he/she is symptom-free for 24 hours.
If a student is diagnosed with conjunctivitis, or if you suspect that he/she might have conjunctivitis, the student should not attend school for 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.
Common infectious diseases with a rash are most contagious in the early stages. A student with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the student’s return to school.
Continual coughing can spread germs rapidly in a classroom. A student with thick or constant nasal discharge or a continual cough should remain home until the symptoms improve.
A strep infection requires a doctor’s visit and medication. The child must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Students are permitted to return to school as soon as he/she has been treated and thorough nit removal has been completed. The child will be re-examined upon the return to the school.
Since flu symptoms are very similar to COVID-19 symptoms, at this time, please follow the COVID-19 protocol, next page.
If your child becomes sick while at school and/or is considered contagious to other children, the nurse will evaluate his/her symptoms and determine if he/she needs to go home. It is essential that the nurse has an updated contact number where a parent can be reached during school hours. If you are not available to pick your child up during school hours, please make prior childcare arrangements.
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