• Questions:

    When is it OK to send my child to school after they have been ill?

    • They must be fever free for 24 hours prior to their return.  This means having an oral temperature of less than 100.5 without using medication to lower their temperature.
    • They must be able to participate comfortably in class activities without a cough or other symptoms becoming a disruption for themselves or others.
    • They must be free of gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting for 48 hours.
    • If they have a skin rash that hasn't been previously diagnosed by a health care provider, they must be seen and receive written clearance to return to school.

    How do I get health care for my child when my child is ill?

    • You may take your child to their health care provider.
    • You may call the Clackamas Health Department Clinic at 503-655-8475.
    • If your child is uninsured, you may call 503-655-8336 to receive information to determine if your family qualifies for the Oregon Health Plan.
    • If you would like a referral for a pediatrician in your area, you may contact the American Medical Association via the web at and visit the doctor finder link or call the Oregon Medical Association at 503-226-1555.

    Additional information/links on illnesses:

    Communicable Illness and Schools

    There has been a lot of information in the news about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and Ebola. We have been monitoring this information through the Oregon Health Authority, Clackamas County Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    It is very important that ill students be kept home from school. For students who have symptoms of communicable illness, we follow the Tri County Exclusion Guidelines (Español) from the Oregon Health Department. Students are excluded from school if they are showing symptoms of communicable disease, such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever (over 100.5), or new skin rashes/sores/wounds that have not been diagnosed by a doctor.

    Students may also be excluded from school for symptoms or complaints that prevent the student from participating in his/her usual school activities, such as persistent cough, with or without presence of fever, or if the student requires more care than the school staff can safely provide.