Schultz Clinic
Rss Icon
Email
Klein ISD Communicable Disease Policies

Chickenpox (Varicella): Readmit after 7 days from onset of rash, except immunocompromised individuals who should not return until all blisters have crusted over (may be longer than 7 days).

Conjunctivitis (bacterial and/or viral): Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained or after prescription medication has been initiated and eye is not continually draining.

Diphtheria: Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit so obtained. Report suspected cases immediately to local health department.

Fever (100.0 F or greater): Readmit when the child has been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Gastroenteritis, viral: Readmit when diarrhea subsides without the use of medication.

Hepatitis, viral type A
: Readmit after 1 week from onset of illness. Immune globulin should be given to household contacts. If more than one case occurs in a school, immune globulin should be considered for all children and parents involved.

Impetigo: Readmit when treatment has begun.

Influenza: Readmit when symptoms subside and the child has been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Measles (rubeola): Readmit after 4 days from rash onset. In an outbreak, unimmunized children should also be excluded for a least 2 weeks after last rash onset occurs. Report suspect cases immediately to local health department.

Meningitis, bacterial: Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained. Depending on which bacteria are causing the illness, prophylactic antibiotics may be recommended for family members. Occasionally, close contacts at a school are also treated. 

Meningitis, viral (Aseptic meningitis): Rarely serious. Usually caused by common viruses such as herpes simplex, adenovirus, or coxsackie virus. Investigation of contacts and source of infection usually not indicated. Readmit to school if no fever.

Mumps: Readmit after 9 days from the onset of swelling.

Pertussis (whooping cough): Readmit after 5 days of antibiotic therapy. Unimmunized contacts should be immunized and receive antibiotic prophylaxis. Report suspected cases immediately to local health department. 

Poliomyelitis: Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained. Report cased immediately to local health department.

Ringworm of the scalp: Readmit when treatment has begun.

Ringworm of the skin: Admit as long as lesions are covered. Treatment is recommended.

Rubella (German measles): Readmit after 7 days from rash onset. In an outbreak, unimmunized children should be excluded for at least 3 weeks after last rash onset occurs. Report suspected cases immediately to local health department.

Salmonellosis: Readmit when diarrhea subsides without the use of medication.

Scabies: Readmit when treatment has begun. Careful examination of close contacts is required to identify early infection. Household members should be treated prophylactically.

Shigellosis: Readmit when diarrhea subsides without the use of medication.

Streptococcal sore throat and scarlet fever: Readmit after 24 hours from time antibiotic treatment began.

Tuberculosis, pulmonary: Readmit after antibiotic treatment has begun, and a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained. All classroom contacts should have TB skin tests. Antibiotic prophylaxis indicated for newly positive reactors. Tuberculosis skin test, positive: If the student has a reactive skin test and is symptomatic of TB, he/she will not be admitted to school until documentation of the chest X-ray is submitted to the school. Admit to school with documentation of a negative chest X-ray or proof of a scheduled appointment for a chest X-ray. Documentation of a negative chest X-ray and evaluation for preventive therapy must be presented to the school after the appointment.