• Illness Management Reminders

    Pitt County Schools would like to offer the following reminders:


    ·         Sick students should remain at home.

    ·         Students may return to school once they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin and other symptoms have improved.

    ·         If vomiting or diarrhea is present, there should be no new episodes for at least 12 hours.

    ·         Students should feel well enough to fully participate in school activities.

    ·         Students may return with a parent’s note to excuse the absence (as an illness).

    ·         A doctor’s note is not required to return to school following a routine and short-term illness, including Covid-19 (short-term may be defined as 1 week or less).

    ·         Parents should consider having their student seen by their primary doctor if they are running a fever of 100.4 or higher for more than 24 hours, vomiting several times in a 24-hour period or have flu-like symptoms that are not improving after 48-72 hours.*

    ·         Parents should only utilize the Emergency Department for symptoms that require immediate care:
    o Fast breathing or working hard to breathe;

    o Bluish skin color;
    o Not waking up or lethargic;
    o Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with a fever and worse cough;
    o Unable to drink or eat;
    o Having no tears when crying (symptom of dehydration);
    o Fever with a rash. (Source: CDC.gov)

    *Please note that students who have underlying medical conditions or are immuno-suppressed may need to seek medical care from their doctor more quickly.