GMS School Nurse---- Melanie Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org
POLICY: Student’s assessed during the school day and identified with a fever will be sent home using the criteria from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Texas Administrative Code and the Center for Disease Control.
Student’s assessed with fever of 100. degrees will be sent home and advised not to return to school until fever free.
Students with fever of 100 degrees and an associated flu like symptom will be excluded from school until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines following the CDC recommendations for ”Influenza in the School Setting”.
This policy will be revised as directed by local, state and federal health officials responding to communicable disease trends such as influenza.
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2006). A minute for kids. Fever: A symptom, not a sickness. Retrieved December 11, 2007,from http://www.aap.org/sections/media/fever.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010) Prevention the Spread of Influenza (the Flu) in Child Care Settings: Guidance for Administrators, Care Providers and Other Staff from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/childcaresettings.htm
Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Subchapter A, RULE 97.7: Diseases Requiring Exclusion from Schools
Rodriguez, Juan, Chief Epidemiologist, Denton County Health Department (2010)