• Sick Policy
    Below is a quick and easy guideline provided by PPS and Multnomah County Health Department regarding our sick policy. If you have questions, please call us at 503-916-6292

    Exclusion Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Settings

    Does the student have any of the following?

    • Diarrhea: At least 3 loose stools in 24 hours - OR - sudden onset of loose stools - OR - student unable to control bowel function when previously able
    • Vomiting: At least one episode that is unexplained
    • Fever: A body temperature of at least 100.5 degrees F
    • New Skin Rash, Sores or Wounds: Not previously diagnosed by a health care provider

    If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then...

    • For Diarrhea or Vomiting
      Stay at Home --
      Until symptoms are gone for 48 hours.
      DO NOT handle any shared food until 72 hours after symptoms are gone.
    • For Fever
      Stay at Home --
      Until fever is below 100.5 for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing drugs.
      (for example, Tylenol@, acetaminophen, Advil@, Motrin@, ibuprofen, aspirin)
    • For Skin Rash, Sores or Wounds
      Stay at Home --
      If rash is increasing in size, or if new sores or wounds are developing day-to-day,
      ·OR· If rash, sores or wounds are draining and cannot be covered with a bandage.
      No contact sports until sores or wounds are healed or no longer draining.

    **For a cough lasting 2 weeks or longer, call your school nurse or student's health care provider.**


Questions or Concerns

  • For questions, concerns, or suspected outbreak, call the MESD Nurse Consultant or health department.

    Multnomah County Public Health Department: 503-988-3406
    Clackamas County Public Health Department: 503-655-8411