Children and Teens Medical center

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Exclusion criteria for the day care setting


Illness that prevents the child from comfortably participating in program activities

Illness that results in a greater need for care than what the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.

Fever, lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or other manifestations of possible severe illness.

Diarrhea or stools that contain blood or mucus.

E coli O157:H7 or Shigella infection, until diarrhea resolves and two stool cultures are negative for these organisms.

Vomiting two or more times in 24 hours, unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a noncommunicable condition and the child is not in danger of dehydration.

Mouth sores associated with drooling, unless the child's physician or local health department authority states that the child is noninfectious.

Rash with fever or behavioral change, until a physician has determined that the illness is not a communicable disease.

Purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge, often with matted eyelids after sleep and eye pain or redness of the eyelids or skin surrounding the eye), until examined by a physician and approved for readmission, with treatment.

Tuberculosis, until the child's physician or local health department authority states the child is noninfectious.

Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.

Streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.

Head lice (pediculosis), until after the first treatment.

Scabies, until after treatment has been given.

Varicella (chickenpox), until all lesions have dried and crusted (usually 6 days).

Pertussis (whooping cough), until 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy is completed, (of the total 14 days).

Mumps, until 9 days after onset of parotid swelling.

Measles, until 4 days after onset of rash.

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, until 1 week after onset of illness or jaundice (if symptoms are mild)