• Because schools are public locations where large numbers of people gather, it's easy for contagious diseases to spread. It's important that everyone take part in preventing the spread of illness.

    Download the Too Sick for School guidelines for more information.

    Following are several types of common illnesses found in schools, as well as resources for how to prevent them:

      Contagious and General Illnesses

      • Bed Bugs

      • Bites and Stings

      • Chicken Pox

      • Dental

      • Diarrhea Illnesses

      • Flu, including H1N1

      • Head Lice

      • Impetigo

      • MRSA

      • Pertussis

      • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

      • Ringworm

      • Scabies

      • Strep Throat