Communicable Disease & Excludable Illness
For information on the District's response to COVD-19, please visit the district main page.

The
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has  guidelines that capture the state rules pertaining to communicable disease in the school setting.These guidelines are a tool to assist in communicable disease control.  While it is important to control the  spread of severe disease in the school setting, it is important to also understand minor childhood illnesses and  support the optimal attendance.
Please see:

When Should I Keep My Student Home?
¿Cuándo debo mantener al estudiante en casa?


The following exclusion criteria and actions are listed in the ODE guidance document:


EXCLUSION CRITERIA

EXCLUSION ACTION

Fever: a measured oral temperature of 100.4°F, with or without the symptoms below

Stay home until temperature is below 100.4°F for 72 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication such as ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin

Skin rash or sores: ANY new rash if not previously diagnosed by a health care provider OR if rash is increasing in size OR if new sores or wounds are developing day-to-day OR if rash, sores or wounds are draining and cannot be completely covered with a bandage

Stay home until rash is resolved OR until sores and wounds are dry or can be completed covered with a bandage OR until diagnosis and clearance are provided by a licensed healthcare provider

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath not explained by situation such as exercise: feeling unable to catch their breath, gasping for air, breathing too fast or too shallowly, breathing with extra effort such as using muscles of the stomach, chest, or neck.

Seek medical attention; return to school when advised by a licensed healthcare provider

Concerning cough: persistent cough that is not yet diagnosed and cleared by a licensed healthcare provider OR any acute (non-chronic) cough illness OR cough that is frequent or severe enough to interfere with active participation in usual school activities.

Stay home until 72 hours after cough resolves. b) If pertussis (“whooping cough”) is diagnosed by a licensed healthcare provider, student must be excluded from school until completion of a 5-day course of prescribed antibiotics or until cleared for return by the local public health authority. If COVID-19 is diagnosed, exclude until cleared for return by the local public health authority.

Diarrhea: three or more watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools OR student unable to control bowel function when previously able to do so

Stay home until 48 hours after diarrhea resolves

Vomiting: at least 1 episode that is unexplained

Stay home until 48 hours after last episode

Headache with a stiff neck and fever

Refer to provider

Jaundice: yellowing of the eyes or skin (new or uncharacteristic)

Must be seen by a licensed prescriber and cleared before return to school

Concerning eye symptoms: colored drainage from the eyes OR unexplained redness of one or both eyes OR eye irritation accompanied by vision changes OR symptoms such as eye irritation, pain, redness, swelling or excessive tear production that prevent active participation in usual school activities

Students with eye symptoms who have been seen and cleared by a licensed prescriber may remain in school after indicated therapy has been started

Behavior change: unexplained uncharacteristic irritability, lethargy, decreased alertness, or increased confusion OR any unexplained behavior change accompanied by recent head injury not yet assessed and cleared by a licensed healthcare provider.

Refer to healthcare provider

Student should not be at school until health and safety are addressed

Major health event: may include an illness lasting more than 2 weeks; a surgical procedure with potential to affect vital signs or active participation in school activities; or a new or changed health condition for which school staff is not adequately informed, trained, or licensed to provide care

Student should not be at school until health and safety are addressed.

School staff should follow appropriate process to address reasonable accommodations and school health service provision in accordance with applicable federal and state laws

Student requiring more care than school staff can safely provide

School staff should follow appropriate process to address reasonable accommodations and school health service provision in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

 




Molalla River School District Board Policy
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Revised Statues


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