Your child should not attend child care if he or she is too ill to
participate in the regular program activities or requires more care than staff
members are able to provide. Talk to your doctor before allowing your child who has
been ill to attend group care. Get assurance that the condition is not
contagious or serious.
Keep your child at home and find out what the doctor says about your child's illness if:1
Your child has:
Fever, irritability, lack of energy, trouble breathing,
persistent crying, rash with fever or behavioral change, or other signs of
Diarrhea that goes outside of the diaper.
Stools that contain blood or
Belly pain for 2 or more hours.
Mouth sores (until they are crusted and dry).
Your child has been vomiting two or more times within the past 24 hours
(unless it is from a noncontagious disease and the child is not at risk for
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September 09, 2014
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