Students diagnosed or suspected of having a communicable disease shall be excluded from the school setting until the exclusionary time period set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical Advisor for the School Health Program has elapsed and/or a certificate from a health care provider stating the student is free from or is no longer contagious and may attend school is presented.

A partial list of communicable diseases procedures has been set forth by the Meriden Health Department School Health Program in collaboration with the School Medical Advisor. Diseases not included on the list will be reviewed by the School Medical Advisor at the time of occurrence and as necessary.


Approved 4/28/1981
Amended 3/19/2002 

Approved 3/19/2002
Previous Policy Number: ID2.4