Illness


If you suspect your child has a communicable disease, contact your health care provider.

Your school nurse can help determine which diseases require exclusion from school or reporting to Yolo County Health and Human Services. School nurses work with the health department to monitor and manage communicable disease outbreaks and coordinate prevention programs.
Yolo County Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease Investigation and Control website
Is my child too sick to attend school?

Yolo County Public Health recommends the following due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Keep students home if temperature is above 100.0 F (37.8 C) or they report not feeling well, appear weak or ill.
  • Consult your health care provider if you or your child has special health conditions that put you at increased risk.
  • Everyone should stay home if sick until they have had no fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms for at least 72 hours after symptoms resolve or 7 days after symptoms began, whichever is longer.
  • Individuals with cold-like symptoms should manage their symptoms at home with over-the-counter drugs whenever possible, regardless of whether they have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
  • Individuals who develop difficulty breathing, feel extremely tired, or were feeling better but then feel a lot worse should call their health care provider. If they will be going to the provider’s office or urgent care center, they should call ahead so that the health care provider can be prepared to take care of them.
  • People should only call 911 or go to an emergency department if they believe that their life is in imminent danger. Other emergencies are still occurring, and emergency resources must be available to address all of them, not just COVID-19.
  • See Coronavirus page for more information

In addition, keep your child home with any of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea/vomiting – Keep your child home for 24 hours past the last episode without the use of  medicine.
  • Pink eye: Your child should be kept at home until evaluated by a medical provider.
  • Rash: Do not send a child with a rash to school until a medical provider has said it is safe to do so – especially with additional symptoms like itching, fever, or ill appearance.
  • Fluid-filled blisters of unknown origin: It is important to have these evaluated by a medical provider due to the risk of serious infection.
Information About Specific Diseases