Communicable & Infectious Diseases

  • For everyone’s safety, District 2 follows guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) whenever a student presents symptoms of illness. Students will be sent home following IDPH guidance for exclusion from school. Diseases are reported to the DuPage County Health Department as mandated by IDPH.

    COVID-19 Symptoms

    Your student should not attend school with a temperature above 99 degrees. Your student should also not attend if they had a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher on the previous day. Measure temperature before giving temperature-reducing medication to your child.

    Your child should not attend school if any of these respiratory virus symptoms are present:

    • Fever of 100.4 F or greater or chills
    • Cough, if new
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue from unknown cause
    • Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
    • Headache (new and either moderate or severe)
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    Students and staff can return to work only after their symptoms are mild and improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours.

    Help Control Flu Season

    Getting flu shots for the family is the best defense against the cold and flu season. Please do not send your child to school if he/she is ill. Typical influenza illness includes fever (usually 100-103 degrees F in adults, and often even higher in children) and respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, and a runny or stuffy nose, as well as headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue.

    Other Times Your Child Should Stay Home From School

    Antibiotics: If an antibiotic is ordered by your doctor, your child should be on it for at least 24 hours before returning to school. 
     
    Vomiting and/or Diarrhea: Any child who vomits during the night and/or before school should not come to school.
     
    Pain: If your child complains of pain that is persistent, contact your doctor. If your child complains of an ear ache, consult your doctor.
     
    Eye irritation: If your child is suspected of having pink eye or conjunctivitis, they will be sent home. It is easily spread to others.
     
    Rash: Do not send your child to school with a rash. A doctor needs to determine if the child can or cannot be in school and if the rash is contagious. (Please have the doctor write a note indicating what type of rash and that the child is not contagious and can return to school.)
     
    Asthma: Do not send your child to school if he or she is having difficulty breathing prior to school, or taking an inhaler every 4-6 hours.