Illness Policy

CTC's Illness Policy

To maintain a healthy environment and prevent the spread of illness including COVID-19, please follow our policy regarding illness.

If you have an appointment, call us as soon as possible if you, your child or anyone participating in services is not feeling well, or if you notice any of the following:

  • A new, or worsening cough or sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher; shaking or chills
  • Congestion, a runny nose or any yellow or green discharge
  • A headache, or muscle pain (with unknown reason)
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Irritability, lethargy, or loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • A new rash (esp. if your child has had contact with someone with a rash)
  • Discharge or drainage from the eyes, pink eyes, or crusted eyelids
  • Continual itching, scratching of the head or scalp, or visible lice
  • Any sore on the skin that itches, spreads, or has drainage, including chickenpox
  • Had a positive COVID-19 Test result, or if anyone living in your home has had a positive COVID-19 Test result or COVID-19 likely symptoms in the past 10 days.

Help Prevent the Spread of Illness

Certain habits can help prevent the spread of illness. We reinforce these habits with the families and children we serve, and ask that you reinforce them at home:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand), then throw tissue away and wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Keep children home if they are running a temperature or report not feeling well, appear weak or ill.
  • Consult your health care provider if you or your child has health conditions that put you at increased risk.