Can children with COVID-19 symptoms attend school?
Children with symptoms of an infectious disease should not attend school, but the length of time the child should stay home depends on the most likely etiology of illness (COVID-19 or not). Return to school policies for children with COVID-19 should be based on CDC’s recommendation for discontinuation of home isolation. A negative test or doctor’s note should be required for return to school upon completion of the 10 days of isolation with the improvement of symptoms.
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