Should My Child Go to School?

It's normal for children to get sick from time to time. But when should a parent keep a child home? Here is some guidance for you.

School officials and child care facilities are required to send sick children home. Here are the rules.

Also, here are exclusion guidelines (EnglishSpanish) for schools and child care settings in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Lastly, here is a letter to schools (English, Spanish) from our health officer regarding flu, norovirus and whooping cough.

For more information, contact our Disease Control and Prevention program at 503-846-3594.

Disease Fact Sheets