24 Hour Rule
Students who demonstrate signs and symptoms of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school clinic for further assessment. Those with an elevated temperature of 100.0 degrees or above or those who vomit or have diarrhea must be isolated and sent home. The student must be fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before he/she can be allowed back in school. Those excluded due to vomiting or diarrhea must also be free of symptoms without the use of preventative medications before being allowed back in school. (Administrative Regulation FFAD) The 24 hour period is used as the standard length of time to determine if indeed symptoms have subsided.
Tips For Preventing The Spread of Flu
• Avoid close contact with others who are sick or are beginning to display symptoms
• Stay home if you feel sick and see a doctor as soon as possible
• Fever of 100.0 must remain home and stay home for at least 24 hours without the use of fever
• reducing medication
• Cover your mouth and nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing
• Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with antibacterial soap to kill and avoid spreading germs
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as germs and bacteria can enter this way and cause illness.
• Get your flu vaccine
TEA Met Standard - District & Campuses