Exclusions from school
Exclusion from School

A student may return to school after being excluded for communicable disease by submitting a physician’s note stating that the student does not currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or that the disease is not communicable in a childcare or school setting (25 Texas Administrative Code §97.7(d)) or by readmission criteria as established by the commissioner of health (see below). The criteria for exclusion and re-admission for communicable conditions are listed below and can also be found in 25 Texas Administrative Code §97.7(b):

  1. Amebiasis—exclude until treatment is initiated
  2. Campylobacteriosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
  3. Chickenpox—exclude until after seven days from onset of rash, except in the case of immunocompromised individuals who should not return until all blisters have crusted over (may be longer than seven days)
  4. Common cold—exclude until fever subsides
  5. Conjunctivitis, bacterial and/or viral—exclude until written permission and/or permit is issued by a physician or local health authority
  6. Fever—exclude until free from fever for 24 hours.
  7. Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum)—exclude until fever subsides
  8. Gastroenteritis, viral—exclude until diarrhea subsides
  9. Giardiasis—exclude until diarrhea subsides
  10. Head lice (pediculosis)—exclude until nits have been eradicated
  11. Hepatitis, viral, Type A—exclude until one week after onset of illness
  12. Impetigo—exclude until treatment has begun
  13. Infectious mononucleosis—exclude until physician decides or fever subsides
  14. Influenza—exclude until fever subsides
  15. Measles (rubeola)—exclude until four days after rash onset. In the case of an outbreak, unimmunized children should also be excluded for at least two weeks after last rash onset occurs.
  16. Meningitis, bacterial—exclude until written permission and/or permit is issued by a physician or local health authority
  17. Meningitis, viral—exclude until fever subsides
  18. Mumps—exclude until nine days after the onset of swelling
  19. Pertussis (whooping cough)—exclude until completion of five days of antibiotic therapy
  20. Ringworm of the scalp—exclude until treatment has begun
  21. Rubella (German measles)—exclude until seven days after rash onset. In the case of an outbreak, unimmunized children should be excluded for at least three weeks after last rash onset occurs.
  22. Salmonellosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
  23. Scabies—exclude until treatment has begun
  24. Shigellosis—exclude until diarrhea and fever subside
  25. Streptococcal sore throat and scarlet fever—exclude until 24 hours from time antibiotic treatment was begun and fever subsided
  26. Tuberculosis, pulmonary—exclude until antibiotic treatment has begun and a
  27. physician’s certificate or health permit obtained
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