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* Please note that there are some diagnoses and/or supsected cases of diseases that must be reported to public health for disease control and prevention. If this is the case with your child you will be notified by phone.


To contact Walworth County Division of Public Health please call 262-741-3120 (Communicable Disease Nurse). 


When should I get help for my child immediately?

Here are some guidelines for when your child should stay home...


  • A fever is an oral temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The child should then be fever free (without medication) for 24 hours before returning to LLL. *****

  • Colored (yellow or green) drainage from the eye. This would include Conjunctivitis (pink eye). A child must be free of drainage or cleared of conjunctivitis by a health care providerbefore returning to LLL.

  • Bronchitis – This can begin with hoarseness, cough, and a slight elevation in temperature. The cough may be dry and painful, but it gradually becomes productive.

  • Rashes.  The exception to this would be if the doctor indicates that it’s not contagious.

  • Impetigo. This presents as red pimples that progress to vesicles (blister) surrounded by a reddened area.  When the blister breaks, an ulcer will form. These dry honey colored crusty lesions occur in moist areas of the body such as the creases of the neck, groin and under arm, face, hands or edge of diaper. Children may return to school if the sores are covered or if your child has been on oral antibiotic for 24 hours.

  • Diarrhea (two or more loose stools).  The child should be free from diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to LLL.  If a child who previously experienced diarrhea within the past week has diarrhea at school, he/she may be sent home with the first episode of diarrhea. *****

  • Vomiting. Children should be free from vomiting for 24 hours before returning to LLL. *****

  • If a child appears sick without obvious symptoms.  In this case, a child may look and act different, have unusual paleness or tiredness, irritability, lack of interest or unable to participate in activities.

  • Contagious diseases, such as but not limited to:

         -Measles (Red or German) *                

         -Mumps *

         -Varicella (Chicken Pox) *                                       


         -Pertussis (Whooping Cough) *

         -COVID-19 *

  • If a doctor diagnoses an infection (such as Strep) and places the child on an antibiotic, the child should not be brought in until he/she has been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours (one full day's course).

  • Oral Candidiasis (thrush). A child must be on treatment with an oral antifungal for 24 hours before returning to LLL.

  • Hand, Foot, & Mouth. A child must be free of blisters in the mouth, and blisters on the hands and feet must be crusted over before returning to LLL. 

  • Lice. A child must be nit free before returning to LLL.

***** A child who is sent home from school with a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting may not return to school the next day.

Covid 19


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