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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 185. Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
4/7/2020

22VAC40-185-490. Preventing the Spread of Disease.

Part VII
Special Care Provisions and Emergencies

A. A child shall not be allowed to attend the center for the day if he has:

1. A temperature over 101°F;

2. Recurrent vomiting or diarrhea; or

3. A communicable disease.

B. If a child needs to be excluded according to subsection A of this section, the following shall apply:

1. Arrangements shall be made for the child to leave the center as soon as possible after the signs or symptoms are noticed; and

2. The child shall remain in the designated quiet area until leaving the center.

C. When children at the center have been exposed to a communicable disease listed in the Department of Health's current communicable disease chart, the parents shall be notified within 24 hours or the next business day of the center's having been informed unless forbidden by law, except for life threatening diseases, which must be reported to parents immediately.

D. The center shall consult the local department of health if there is a question about the communicability of a disease.

E. When any surface has been contaminated with body fluids, it shall be cleaned and sanitized.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC15-30-570 derived from VR175-08-01 § 7.1, eff. November 1, 1993; amended, Volume 12, Issue 04, eff. March 1, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 21, eff. September 1, 1998; Volume 21, Issue 12, eff. June 1, 2005; amended and renumbered as 22VAC40-185-490, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 01, eff. November 1, 2012.

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