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Illness and Communicable Disease

Illness and Communicable Disease

A child should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had :

  • A fever of 100 degrees F (orally) or higher in the past 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication
  • Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • An undiagnosed skin rash

Please notify the school if your child has a contagious condition like chicken pox, strep throat or head lice. More information is contained in the flyer, Am I Well Enough to Go to School.

Minneapolis Public Schools follow the guidelines developed by the epidemiologists at Hennepin County Community Health Department when deciding if a student should be sent home or kept home from school. The Hennepin County Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools Manual informs administrators, childcare providers, caregivers, parents and guardians, and school health staff about specific infectious disease problems they may encounter in the childcare setting or in schools. This manual is designed to provide specific disease prevention and control guidelines which are consistent with the national standards put forth by the American Public Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.