Posted by ICCRR in News on 2/20/2024

HCCI announces update to Child Illnesses/Exclusion Criteria

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Child Illnesses And Exclusion Criteria for Education and Child Care Settings document has been updated.

The update includes a symptom-based approach to isolation that is consistent with other viral respiratory infection recommendations. This change provides a unified exclusion criterion based on individuals with respiratory symptoms, irrespective of the underlying virus (COVID-19, influenza, etc.).  

Child Illnesses and Exclusion Criteria document is available on the following websites:

Additional Respiratory Illness Information:

Please connect with a Child Care Nurse Consultant or a Child Care Consultant with additional questions:


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