Illness Guidelines

WHEN DO I KEEP MY CHILD HOME

Below please find guidelines for you to follow when your child becomes sick. These guidelines can be helpful when deciding whether or not to keep your child home from school. They have been put in place to ensure the health and well being of all Burlington students and staff.

RED LIGHT - STUDENTS STAY HOME
Your child should be evaluated by a physician if they are experiencing the following:

- Fever [ 100.0 or Higher ]
- Diarrhea
- Vomiting
- Sore Throat/ Strep Throat
- Eyes that are... Red, pink, or itchy and/or experiencing green or yellow discharge
-Flu like symptoms... Fever, chills, Body aches, & low energy

*Students need to be FREE from these symptoms for 24 HOURS before returning to school
*If your child is taking an antibiotic they need to be on it for a full 24 HOURS before returning to school
*If your child has had a fever or is contagious [Strep, Flu,COVID] Please call your nurses office
*The nurse has the discretion to send a student home with a rash or unknown cause needs physician evaluation & clearance to return to school

YELLOW LIGHT - USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT
If you think your child seems under the weather contact their physician if they are experiencing the following:

- Cold Symptoms... Runny nose that is green & thick, severe or hacking cough
- Sore Throat ... Could be the start of strep throat which is high contagious
- Low Energy ... If your child has a bad cold, has no energy, or requires any type of medicine to get through the day.

*If your child has these symptoms and you feel they should go to the doctor, please keep them home from school.
*Remember, children are not available to learn if they are not feeling well.

GREEN LIGHT - STUDENTS ATTEND SCHOOL
Your child has allergies and has a clear runny nose or mild cough.

- Your child has been sick and is feeling better and has been FEVER FREE for 24 HOURS without fever reducing medicine
- If your child has been sick and has been put on an antibiotic, they must be on the antibiotic for a full 24 HOURS plus FEVER FREE for 24 HOURS
- If your child is no longer taking fever-reducing medication to get through the day