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Casual Contact Communicable Diseases

Control of Casual-Contact Communicable Diseases


Duneland School Corporation health personnel and/or principal will exclude students from school who exhibit symptoms of casual-contact communicable disease according to the protocols established by the Indiana State Department of Health. In order to protect the health and safety of ALL students, casual-contact communicable diseases include COVID-19, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, scarlet fever, all strep infections, whooping cough, and/others designated by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Children should be kept at home if they have the following:
● Temperature of 100 degrees or over*
● Any inflammatory eye condition without a physician's release
● Cough associated with fever or continuous unrelieved cough
● Cold symptoms associated with other signs of illness
● Sore or inflamed throat associated with fever**
● Vomiting or diarrhea***
● Undiagnosed skin eruptions or rashes
● Known or suspected communicable disease during the contagious period
*The student must be fever free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.
** Students with strep infections may return to school after they have been on antibiotic treatment 24 hours minimum AND are fever free.
***Students with vomiting and/or diarrhea will be excluded from attending school until they are symptom-free (without medication) for at least 24 hours
If your student is diagnosed with a casual-contact communicable disease please inform the school immediately so that appropriate mitigation strategies can be implemented.