dawson kids sick policy

Since we are experiencing an extremely bad flu season, the leadership at dawson kids wanted to remind you of our sick policy found in our Behavioral Guidelines brochure. (This brochure was mailed out during promotion last August, but can also be found at our dawson kids greeter stand.)
Please know the dawson kids staff is taking extra steps to try to keep our area as germ-free as possible. Before and after each event we will be:
  • spray all doorknobs and rails with disinfecting spray
  • wipe down the touch screen check-in station with disinfecting clothes
  • provide each classroom with hand sanitizer to share with children as they enter the room for class
  • wipe down the greeter stand and other main areas with disinfecting wipes/sprays
Please pay close attention to our sick policy below.

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of American Academy of Pediatrics, a child should not be taken from home when any of the following symptoms exist:
*** With this severe flu season among us (and peak flu season not until mid February) please be extra cautious and make sure your child is completely well before bringing them back to church.
  • Fever – currently or within 24 hours
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Indication of scarlet fever, flu, German measles, mumps, chicken pox or whooping cough Common cold – from onset through one week
  • Sore throat
  • Croup
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Skin infection – boils, ringworm, impetigo
  • Pink eye or any other eye infection
If a child has had the following communicable illnesses, he/she will be readmitted to dawson kids care as indicated:
  • Chicken Pox: once all lesions are dry and physician has given permission.
  • Impetigo: at least 24 hours after the start of medication. The child should see a physician again if there is no improvement in 48 hours.
  • Other skin infections, such as boils, ringworm: following medical treatment; lesions covered.
  • Lice and Scabies: following medical treatment; free from nits.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): at least 24 hours after the start of medication
  • Meningitis: A written consent from child’s pediatrician is required.
  • Other illnesses, such as scarlet fever, German measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, tuberculosis, etc.: A written consent from child’s pediatrician is required.

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