Illness Exclusion Policy
A child with any of the following conditions, symptoms, behaviors, or illness must be kept at home. We must exclude children for a minimal 24 hour period:
A. With a reportable illness or condition as specified in part 4605.7040 that the Commissioner of Health determines to be contagious and a physician determines has not had sufficient treatment to reduce the health risk to others;
B. With chicken pox until the child is no longer infectious or until the lesions are crusted over;
C. Who have vomited two or more times since admission that day:
D. Who have had three abnormally loose stools since admission that day;
E. Who have contagious conjunctivitis or pus draining from the eye:
F. Who have a bacterial infection, such as streptococcal or impetigo and has not completed 24 hours of antimicrobial therapy;
G. Who have an unexplained lethargy;
H. Who have lice, ringworm, or scabies that is untreated and contagious to others;
I. Who have a 100-degree axillary or higher temperature of undiagnosed origin before fever-reducing medication is given;
J. Who have an undiagnosed rash or a rash attributable to a contagious illness or condition;
K. Who have a significant respiratory distress;
L. Who are not able to participate in the childcare program activities with reasonable comfort;
M. Who require more care that the program staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children in care.
Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health for Common Childhood Illnesses/Diseases regarding further Information: http://www.health.state.mn.us/macros/topics/diseases.html
Ill Child Separation
Children must be excluded from Kid’s Korner until 24 hours after the child has been administered appropriate antibiotics for contagious illnesses, or been fever-free without fever reducing medication, and been vomit/loose stools free for a 24 hour period.
If a child should become ill during the day they will be placed in the office in order to be isolated from the other children and allowed to rest quietly until their parents are able to come and pick them up. The parents will be notified of their child's condition and asked to come and pick their child up. If the parents cannot be reached then we will notify the emergency contacts next. If no one is able to be reached then the child will remain in our care and accommodations will be made to keep the child as comfortable as possible and our staff will monitor the child's condition. If conditions warrant, the child's health care source or 911 will be notified.
Parents are asked to notify the center within 24 hours if their child contracts a communicable illness. Communicable illnesses will be reported to all parents the same day the information is received. The staff will post a notice in a prominent place stating the illness, incubation period, symptoms and exclusion recommendations. Kid's Korner will notify the Public Health Department within 24 hours should an occurrence of a "reportable disease" take place (Steele County Public Health 444-7650).
For additional information on the Department of Health's list of reportable diseases please refer to the appendix at the end of the handbook.
Complimentary to our Health Policies, Kid’s Korner Educare does not provide care for children who have been dismissed from school due to illness or are too ill to attend or participate in school.
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