Common Communicable Diseases
Among School Children
 
 
If your child is diagnosed by a health care provider with one of these diseases, please follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health Guidelines for the length of exclusion.
 
DISEASE
PREVENTION
SCHOOL
EXCLUSION
Scabies
 
Proper hygiene and handwashing.  Avoid sharing personal objects, launder all clothing.
 
Until appropriate treatment
has been completed
Ringworm
Avoid sharing personal objects
 
Until lesions are covered
and treated
 
Impetigo
Proper hygiene
 
Until the child is treated
for 24 hours with
appropriate treatment
 
Pink Eye (Bacterial)
Proper hygiene and handwashing
 
Bacterial only - Until the child is treated for 24 hours with appropriate treatment
 
Strep Throat
Proper hygiene and handwashing
 
Until the child is treated
for 24 hours with
 appropriate treatment
 

 

 
 
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