15A NCAC 18A .2827       COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS

(a)  In child care centers, children who become ill to the extent that they can no longer participate in routine group activities shall be separated from the other children until the child leaves the center.

(b)  Each child care center shall include a designated area for a child who becomes ill to the extent that she or he can no longer participate in the routine group activities.  When in use, such area shall be equipped with a bed, cot or mat and a vomitus receptacle.  Thermometers and all materials used in the designated area including mouthable toys shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use.  Linens and disposables shall be changed after each use.

(c)  If the area is not a separate room, it shall be separated from space used by other children by a partition, screen or other means.  The designated area shall be located so that health and sanitation measures can be carried out without interrupting activities of other children and staff.

(d)  Employees with a communicable disease or a communicable condition shall be excluded from situations in which transmission can be expected to occur, in accordance with Communicable Disease Control Measures under 10A NCAC 41A .0200.  Any employee with boils, sores, burns, infected wounds or other potentially draining lesions on exposed skin shall bandage the affected area to eliminate exposure to drainage.  If such bandaging obstructs handwashing or if the exposure to drainage cannot be eliminated, then the employee shall be excluded from food preparation and caregiving while the condition exists.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑91;

Eff. July 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1995;

Temporary Amendment Eff. April 15, 1998;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2006; April 1, 1999.