When Is Sick Too Sick for School?

  • Sick Kid


    Send me to school if...

    • I have a runny nose or just a cought, but no other symptoms.
    • I haven't taken any fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, and I haven't had a fever during that time. 

    Keep me at home if...

    • I have a temperature higher than 100 degrees even after taking medicine/
    • I'm throwing up or have diarrhea.
    • My eyes are pink and crusty.
    • If I just took a new prescription medicine (can come in after 24 hours).

    Call my medical provider if...

    • My behavior has changes, especially with other signs of illness.
    • I have repeated vomiting and diarrhea.
    • I'm having trouble breathing.
    • I have a fever with other symptoms like trouble breathing, trouble waking, repeated vomiting and diarrhea, or pain. 
    • My medical provider told you to call or you have concerns about my health. 

West Virginia Department of Education Resources

  • Covid-19 Updates
  • Covid-19 Dashboard
  • Updated Covid-19 Protocols