SECTION 310:520-1-4. Diseases for which children should be excluded  

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  • (a)   Diseases for which children should be excluded are shown on Appendix A of this Chapter. These are suggested periods of exclusion and can be modified on the circumstances surrounding the problem.
    (b)   When school of officials have reasonable doubt as to the contagiousness of any person who has been excluded from school for an infectious diseases, they may require a written statement from the county health department director, county superintendent of health, school nurse, or a private physician before the person is permitted to reenter school.
    (c)   The superintendent, teacher, or other official in charge of any school may exclude any child suffering from or exhibiting the following symptoms:
    (1)   fever alone, 100 degrees Fahrenheit;
    (2)   sore throat or tonsillitis;
    (3)   any eruption of the skin, or rash;
    (4)   any nasal discharge accompanied by fever;
    (5)   a severe cough, producing phlegm; or
    (6)   any inflammation of the eyes or lids.
    (d)   The decision to close schools in times of epidemics should be made by the school authorities in consultation with pubic health officials. In times of epidemics, the teachers should be unusually alert for signs of illness and report any symptoms of illness to the proper authorities.