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Illness Exclusion for NC Child Care

NC Child Care Law and Rules:


(a) Centers may provide care for a mildly ill child who has a Fahrenheit temperature of less than 100 degrees axillary, 101 degrees orally, or 102 degrees rectally and who remains capable of participating in routine group activities; provided the child does not:

  1. have the sudden onset of diarrhea characterized by an increased number of bowel  movements compared to the child's normal pattern and with increased stool water; or
  2. have two or more episodes of vomiting within a 12 hour period; or
  3. have a red eye with white or yellow eye discharge until 24 hours after treatment; or
  4. have scabies or lice; or
  5. have known chicken pox or a rash suggestive of chicken pox; or
  6. have tuberculosis, until a health professional states that the child is not infectious; or
  7. have strep throat, until 24 hours after treatment has started; or
  8. have pertussis, until five days after appropriate antibiotic treatment; or
  9. have hepatitis A virus infection, until one week after onset of illness or jaundice; or
  10. have impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment; or
  11. have a physician's or other health professional's written order that the child be separated from other children.
Exclusion due to diagnosis of Salmonella, Shigella, or other reportable enteric illness have additional exclusion criteria, please contact Communicable Disease Control nurse at 704-336-5076 for further information.

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