Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
6/25/2022

Part IX. Preventing the Spread of Disease

8VAC20-800-670. Exclusion of sick children.

A. Unless otherwise approved by a child's health care professional, a child shall be excluded from the family day home if he has:

1. Both fever and behavior change. A fever means oral temperature over 101°F or armpit temperature over 100°F;

2. Diarrhea (more watery, less formed, more frequent stools not associated with a diet change or medication). Children in diapers who develop diarrhea shall be excluded, and children who have learned to use the toilet, but cannot make it to the toilet in time, shall also be excluded;

3. Recurrent vomiting (vomiting two or more times in 24 hours); or

4. Symptoms of a communicable disease listed in the Virginia Department of Health's current communicable disease chart.

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

1. The parents or designated emergency contact shall be contacted immediately so that arrangements can be made to remove the child from the home as soon as possible; and

2. The child shall remain in a quiet, designated area and the caregiver shall respond immediately to the child until the child leaves the home.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-670 derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. July 1, 2010; renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

8VAC20-800-680. Hand washing.

A. Caregivers shall wash their hands with liquid soap and warm running water:

1. When their hands are dirty;

2. After toileting;

3. Before preparing and serving food;

4. Before feeding or helping children with feeding;

5. After contact with any body fluids;

6. After handling or caring for animals;

7. After handling raw eggs or meat; and

8. After diapering a child or assisting a child with toileting.

B. Caregivers shall ensure that children's hands are washed with liquid soap and warm running water:

1. When their hands are dirty;

2. Before eating;

3. After toileting or diapering;

4. After handling or caring for animals; and

5. After contact with any body fluids.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-680 derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. July 1, 2010; renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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