Communicable Disease Regulations

Guidelines for readmission of students, staff, and volunteers absent from school with infectious diseases or conditions:

  • Diphtheria: 2 weeks from onset or until appropriate negative culture tests.
  • Measles: 4 days from the onset of rash. Exclusion may also be ordered by the Department of Health.
  • Mumps: 9 days from the onset or until swelling goes down/subsides.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 3 weeks from the onset or five days from institution of appropriate antimicrobial therapy.
  • Rubella (German Measles): 4 days from the onset of rash.
  • Chickenpox: 5 days from the appearance of the first crop of vesicles, or when all the lesions have dried and crusted, whichever is sooner.
  • Respiratory Streptococcal Infections: At least 10 days from the onset or 12-18 hours after first dose of antibiotics.
  • Pink Eye: 24 hours after the start of treatment
  • Ringworm: After the first treatment, lesions must be covered.
  • Impetigo contagiosa: 24 hours after the start of treatment.
  • Scabies: After completion of appropriate treatment.
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