Health Policy

In this document, the reference to teachers refers to volunteers working with our children.

The conditions stated below apply to both students and teachers (to both children and parents).


Fever (within the last 24 hours)

Diarrhea (within the last 24 hours)

Vomiting (within the last 24 hours)

Head or chest colds that affect activity, sleep, and/or appetite levels

Eye infections

Skin issues, including potentially infectious rashes, lesions, or wounds

Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)


Childhood diseases (Scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough)

Rubella or shingles

Active pulmonary tuberculosis


Cold sores *(Adults or children in the nursery through kindergarten classrooms)



Other communicable diseases

*When a member of a household has active influenza, covid, or gastrointestinal virus, all CHEC participants from that household are asked to stay home. Please contact the director as soon as possible to make substitute arrangements.

*Other illnesses may be benign enough to allow participants to still attend. Contact the director as soon as possible so a decision can be made.

*If a child becomes ill while at co-op, the teacher must let the parent know as soon as possible.

*Those with a greater need for caution with regard to Covid exposure should feel great freedom and encouragement to mask while in attendance.

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