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Return to School Guidelines Following Illness

Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children:

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
     *Please note a student must be 24 hours fever free to return to school.
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
    ***Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms *Please note if your child has vomiting or diarrhea they must stay home until these symptoms have resolved for a full 24 hours; if other symptoms are not present as this can be indicative of another contagious illness.
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms