HEALTH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL
Here are some guidelines from your School Nurse to answer the questions:
"Should I keep my child home from school?"
Please keep your child home if he or she:
"Does my child have the flu?"
The flu can be serious. If your child is at high risk for flu complications please contact your physician at the first sign of flu symptoms. Individuals at risk include those who are pregnant, have asthma or diabetes, have compromised immune systems, or have neuromuscular diseases. Symptoms of flu typically come on suddenly and can include:
"When should I send my child back to school?"
Colds and flu can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose other children unnecessarily to illness. Please keep
your child at home until: