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Communicable Diseases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has established the following criteria for exclusion of students demonstrating symptoms that suggest communicable diseases and infection conditions:
  • Pink Eye - 24 hours after initiation of treatment.
  • Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever - 24 hours after initiation of treatment.
  • Lice - Until treated with pediculicidal agent. Students who have been excluded must be checked by the nurse before entering the building.
  • Chicken Pox - When the last crop of blisters are dried.
  • Impetigo, Scabies and Ringworm - Until judged non-infectious by a physician.