• Health and Safety Policy

     

    The following policies are provided for the health and safety of your child and those in the program he or she attends.  The list below is based on information provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics/American Public Health Association Reference Standards (1991). To curb the spread of infection and illness, follow these guidelines and the guidance of your child’s physician when deciding if your child is well enough to attend school or participate in therapy, individual, small group, and home-based instruction.

     

    Children should not attend school or receive ABA in the home if they have:

     

      • A fever (of 101 degrees or more) within 24 hours
      • Uncontrolled diarrhea
      • Vomited two or more times within the last 24 hours
      • An untreated rash with a fever or behavior change
      • Purulent conjunctivitis (pink eye)
      • An infestation (for example, of head lice, or scabies) until 24 hours after treatment
      • Tuberculosis, until the child’s physician or local health department authority states that the child is noninfectious
      • Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment has begun
      • Streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) until 24 hours after treatment and 24 hours without fever
      • Pinworm (enterobiasis) until 24 hours after treatment is initiated
      • Ringworm infection (tinear capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, and tinea pedis) until 24 hours after treatment is initiated
      • Chickenpox (varicella) until six days after onset of the rash or until all lesions are dried and crusted
      • Pertussis, until five days of treatment is completed
      • Mumps, until 9 days after onset of parotid gland swelling
      • Hepatitis A, virus infection, until one week after onset of illness or after globulin has been given to appropriate children and staff as directed by health department
      • Measles, until fifth day after the rash appears
      • Rubella, until seven days after the rash appears.