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JHCC-R(1) Student Communicable Diseases - Guidelines (Regulation)

Numerous communicable diseases may affect a school-age population and/or school staff. Some of these have a high degree of communicability. Some are life threatening in nature. Some are both.

Disease and Incubation Period*Rules for School Attendance
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)*6 months-five yearsDetermination will be made by the Advisory Committee as outlined in the Communicable Disease policy.
Chicken Pox
*14-21 days
The student may attend school after all pox are dry and scabbed.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Salivary Gland VirusesThe student may attend school. Precautions should be taken by contacts with immunosuppression as anti-cancer or organ transplants as well as anyone with suspected or known pregnancy. Good hand washing in all cases should eliminate risk of transfer of infection.
Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum)*6-14 daysThe student may attend school with physician’s permission.
Giardiasis (Intestinal Protozoan Infection)*5-25 days or longer.The student may attend school if the student practices independent and hygienic bathroom skills. Other students may attend school after the third day of drug treatment. Good hand washing in all cases should eliminate risk of transfer of infection.
Herpes Simplex*2-12 daysThe student may attend school during an active case if the student has the ability and practices personal hygiene precautions and the area of lesion is covered.
Impetigo*variable 4-10 daysThe student may attend school if treatment is verified and covered or dry.
Infectious Hepatitis*15-40 days (Average 25 days)The student may attend school with physician’s written permission and if the student has the ability to take appropriate personal hygiene precautions.
Measles (Red, Hard, Rubeola, 7-day)*8-14 daysThe student may attend school after a minimum of seven (7) days. Students who have had contact with measles may attend school if immunization is up to date.
Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever) *2-6 weeksThe student may attend school with physician’s permission. The student may need adjusted school days and activities.
Mumps
*12-21 days
The student may attend school after swelling has disappeared.
Pediculosis (Lice)The parent of a student found to have live head lice will receive a personal call or a note sent home regarding treatment. The student may attend school after treatment. A student with live lice may be excluded immediately in the event of frequent or repeated infestations or at the discretion of the school nurse.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)*5-12 daysThe student may attend school after the eye is clear, under treatment or with physician’s written permission.
Plantar’s WartThe student may attend school. Students should not be permitted to walk barefoot.
Ring Worm (Scalp, Body, Athlete’s Foot)The student may attend school if the area is under treatment and covered. Restrict known cases of athlete’s foot from pools and showers until under treatment.
Rubella (3-day, German Measles)*14-21 daysThe student may attend school after a minimum of four days. Prevent exposure of pregnant women.
Scabies (7-year itch, Mites)The student may attend school after treatment.
Streptococcal Infections(Scarlet Fever, Scarletina, Strep Throat)*1-3 daysThe student may attend school 24 hours after initiating oral antibiotic therapy, and clinically well.

All communicable and chronic disease should be reported to Health Services.

* Time interval between initial contact with an infectious agent and the first sign of symptom of the disease.