Exclusion Periods for Common Illnesses

The following minimum school exclusion periods for personnel and students are based on requirements of the New York State Health Department, the New York State Education Department and the West Irondequoit School Physician.
Varicella (chicken pox) At least 7 days after first appearance of rash or all lesions have dried
Rubeola (measles) Until recovery / at least 7 days from first appearance of rash
Sore Throat

Until temperature has been normal for 24 hours
Conjunctivitis (pink eye) Until start of medical treatment, or note from physician
Strep Throat Until the child has been on an antibiotic for 24 hours and has no fever
Coxsackie virus

(hand, foot and
mouth disease)

Until temperature is normal for 24 hours and skin lesions are dry with no drainage as well as no mouth lesions and active drooling. 
Pertussis (whooping cough) Until 5 days of antibiotic treatment


Until medical treatment has begun 
Revised 1/2017

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