• 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