When is a child too sick to be brought to Manchester?

In complying with state licensing regulations, Manchester is not allowed to accept sick children into our care, nor may sick children remain in our care once they have become ill. They should be picked up within 30 minutes of a teacher calling to inform you of a sick child. Specific guidelines have been established to assist parent and staff in determining if a child is too ill to be at school to help prevent the spread of contagious illnesses:

Symptoms of illness: Child Must Remain Home If: Child Can Return When:
Fever The fever is at or above 101 degrees, or child has had a fever in the past 24 hours. The temperature has returned to normal for at least 24 hours, without use of fever-reducing medication.
Diarrhea There are 2 loose bowel movements within a 24 hour period. The loose stools have subsided for at least 24 hours.
Coughing The child has a persistent cough The cough has subsided, and/or the child has been seen and treated by a physician.
Runny Nose There is green or yellow drainage from the nose. After drainage clears and child has felt okay for 24 hours.
Sore Throat There is redness in the throat and child is irritable and uncomfortable. The child was seen and/or treated by a physician. If given antibiotics, has taken daily doses for 24 hours.
Ear Ache or Drainage Child pulls on ears, complains of pain, and/or there is drainage from the ear canal. The child was seen and/or treated by a physician. If given antibiotics, has taken daily doses for 24 hours.
Red, Watery Eyes Child complains of burning or itching in the eyes, and/or there is drainage from the eyes. When prescribed medication has been started, and the eyes are not watery, sensitive to light, and drainage has cleared, all for at least 24 hours.
Vomiting The child has vomited within the past 24 hours and appears lethargic or uncomfortable. The child has not vomited for at least 24 hours and the child feels well enough to eat without an upset stomach.
Rash or Skin Eruption The rash is suspicious and appears to be spreading, and if the child is itching and uncomfortable. The rash disappears or has been diagnosed by a physician as non- communicable.
Contagious Blisters/Sores(hand/foot/mouth disease, etc) The blisters are oozing, open, or in places they cannot be covered with bandages. The blisters/sores have healed or can be covered with bandages or clothing and the child is able to participate in normal activity.  (eating, drinking, playing, etc)