Some symptoms and some illnesses require that your child stay home from school or child care. Keeping your sick child home helps other children, teachers, and child care workers stay healthy.
When your child is sick, it can be hard to know if they should stay home from school or child care. The symptoms and illnesses that require your to child to stay home are described in the drop-downs below. Your school or child care may have additional criteria for keeping sick children home, including if an outbreak of illness is occurring. Seek medical attention if your child’s symptoms are serious or concerning.