BCCC/TN Dept. of Human Services Health Policy
Children must be free of fever for a minimum of 24 hours without fever reducing meds before entering a group setting.
Children who develop a temperature of 100.6 degrees or higher while at daycare must be sent home immediately.
Children who have been on antibiotics for 48 hours (24 hours for antibiotic injection) are no longer considered contagious regardless of temperature/symptoms and may attend.
Children with vomiting and/or diarrhea are considered contagious and cannot attend. Children must be symptom free for 72 hours without anti-vomiting and/or anti-diarrhea meds before returning to a group setting.
Children with colored drainage from the eyes and/or nose are considered contagious and must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before entering a group setting.
The following guidelines should be considered when determining if your child should be kept home or see a doctor to assure child is not contagious:
- Any symptoms of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, tuberculosis, measles, scarlet fever or other childhood diseases.
- Unexplained rash.
- Any skin infection such as boils, ringworm, scabies, impetigo, or hand/foot/mouth disease.
- Head lice