LCS Health & Wellness
The LCS Health Services Department coordinates and provides health and social services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.
Flu/Cold and COVID-19 Protocols for Students and Employees
- STUDENT Protocols for Flu/Cold Illness or COVID-19
If ill with flu/cold symptoms the student should remain home until the student is fever free for 48 hours, and the symptoms are improving. If student tested positive for Covid-19, the student should remain home until symptoms subside.
- EMPLOYEE Protocols for Flu/Cold Illness or COVID-19
If ill with flu/cold symptoms the employee may remain home until the employee is fever free and the symptoms are improving. If employee tested positive for Covid-19, the employee should remain home until symptoms subside.
Too Sick for School?
Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision to make. When trying to decide, use these guidelines to help make the best decision.
- Fever: Keep a child home if they have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Sore throat: Be mindful of sore throats, especially those with a fever or swollen glands in the neck. If your child has strep throat, they can to return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.
- Diarrhea: Three or more loose stools in a 24-hour period.
- Vomiting: Keep a child home if they've thrown up two or more times in a 24-hour period.
- Rash: Watch for rashes, especially those that cause a fever, itching or swelling.
- Chronic cough and/or green nose discharge: These conditions may be contagious and require treatment. Please visit your healthcare provider.
- Ear: Any ear pain with a fever should be evaluated by a physician. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
- Eye Redness: Eyes that have matted or crust on the eyelids after sleep, mucus or pus drainage, redness, and pain should be evaluated by a health care professional for possible "pink eye" or conjunctivitis.
- Chicken Pox: Children with Chicken Pox must remain home for five days after the beginning of blisters, or until all pox are scabbed over and dry.
- Other Symptoms: Unusually tired, pale, has a lack of appetite, is difficult to wake, confused or irritable. If symptoms persist, check with your doctor or the school nurse.
Leon County Schools emphasizes the benefits of good physical, psychological, and financial health to its employees and creates a workplace culture that recognizes and rewards medical, mental, and fiscal wellness.