How Sick is Too Sick?
When Children and Staff Should Stay Home from School or Child Care There are three main reasons to keep sick children and adults at home:
1. The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying.
2. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
3. The symptom or illness is on this list, and staying home is required.
Remember, the best ways to stop the spread of infection is through good hand washing and staying home when sick.