• 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.**