Exposure to groups of children increases the risk of infectious diseases. This fact has important personal, public health, economic, and social consequences. Pediatric health professionals are the primary source of information for caregivers and teachers regarding the management of infectious diseases. Caregivers, teachers, pediatric health professionals, and parents frequently disagree about which conditions require a child to be excluded. The Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease (CD) program offers guidance to our school and child care providers on these issues.
Health Department sample letters to parents (English and Spanish).