Does your child seem to be a little sick... maybe? If your child wakes up with a fever or cough, it's a no brainer to let her/him stay home. In this era of coronavirus, you should absolutely keep any child home that is exhibiting outward signs of a cold or infection.
Is your child sick or sluggish?
However, sometimes it's not so easy to tell if your child is sluggish in the morning because s/he is tired or is really coming down with a cold or flu. Maybe he wants just wants to stay home. Maybe she is on her way to a fever and lingering infection. With the COVID-19 pandemic, every little thing can seem like an issue. And isn't it better to be safe than sorry?
Children do not always have the capability to communicate their physical symptoms, so a child that seems out of sorts may just be having a slow start in the morning, didn't get enough sleep, or is just having a bad day. Some symptoms warrant keeping your child home while others are less important.
Symptoms that warrant a sick day
Do you know which symptoms are significant and which are not? Is it a rash cause for missing school? Does a sore throat mean they should skip daycare? How about abdominal pain? Is that enough to keep them home?
Do you know when your child is too sick to go to school or daycare? Take this quiz to find out whether or not your child should skip school.