Please adhere to this chart to determine if your child is healthy enough for school. This symptoms and illness chart has been created using the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Disease Control guidelines as well as the ECEC Fall Policies and Procedures plan.

Please notify the front desk 313-593-5424 if your child is not attending for the day with the specific symptoms you have noticed. You can also update your child's teacher if new symptoms develop.

If your child has ONE of these symptoms they cannot come to school that day:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • New Cough
  • New shortness of breath

If your child has ONLY a fever or ONLY a new cough (not both) you must wait 72 hours without fever reducing medication or until the cough diminishes.

If your child has TWO or more symptoms listed below, they must stay home for 10 days from the onset symptoms and be symptom free for 72 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • New Cough
  • New shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Muscle Aches
  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • New headache
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New Rash

If someone living in the household or your child is waiting on the results of a COVID test, the child must stay home from school.

If you take your child to the pediatrician for a COVID test because of symptoms, they may return to school sooner than the 10 days as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Negative COVID test (we need a dated copy with child’s name)
  • Fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medication
Symptom Keep Home
Fever of 100.4 or above  Until fever free 72 hours without fever reducing medication UNLESS other symptoms accompany fever. 10 days if there are other symptoms along with fever.
New cough

Keep home at least 24 hours from onset of new cough UNLESS other symptoms accompany cough. 10 days if there are other symptoms along with cough.

Children can return when cough diminishes. Children will be sent home again if cough is still persistent upon return.

Shortness of Breath or other respiratory symptoms Keep home from school for at least 24 hours and monitor symptoms UNLESS other symptoms accompany shortness of breath. 10 days if there are other symptoms along with shortness of breath.

TWO of the following:
Fever Cough
Shortness of Breath
Chills
Muscle Aches
Runny nose
Nasal congestion
Sore throat
New loss of sense of smell or taste
New Headache
Diarrhea
Vomiting
New Rash

Keep home from school for 10 days from onset of symptoms and until fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medication. **Children may return sooner with a negative COVID-19 test AND be fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medication.
ONE of the following:
Chills
Muscle Aches
Runny nose
Nasal congestion
Sore throat
New loss of sense of smell or taste
New Headache
Diarrhea
Vomiting
New Rash
Children may attend school ONLY if they can fully participate in all the daily activities. Teachers will monitor the child closely and nay call hoe to have the child picked up if they are unable to participate, appear lethargic, present more symptoms etc.

Other ailments can be found in our illness policy in our Parent Handbook. It is your responsibility to let the school know of each symptom, not just in the chart above, but if out sick for any reason. Please notify the front desk 313-593-5424 if your child is not attending for the day with the specific symptoms you have noticed. You can also update your child's teacher if new symptoms develop.

We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all children in our care. Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to keeping our school a safe place to learn and grow!

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