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)


  Vomiting (within the last 48 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, or gastrointestinal virus, all CHEC participants from that household are asked to stay home. Please contact the substitute coordinator as soon as possible to make substitute arrangements.

*Lice, scabies, and some other viruses with a rash will require a conversation with the substitute coordinator, and there is a a reasonable chance that the whole family may be kept home until the situation is resolved.

*Other illnesses may be benign enough to allow participants to still attend. Contact the substitute coordinator 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.

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