TBANS Health Policy
Each child must submit a current Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care Health Inventory, including an immunization recording indicating up-to-date vaccinations, in order to attend school.
When a child or staff member shows symptoms of any illness, TBANS is required to call the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and follow their instructions. MDH may institute any number of protocols including the ill person’s exclusion from school for a set period of time, the requirement of a doctor’s note clearing the person to return to school, a COVID-19 test, or even closure of a classroom, multiple classrooms or the school for a set period of time.
Notices will be sent to all class parents when information provided about a child’s health may be instructive for others watching their own children for signs and symptoms of contagious illnesses.
When a child has lice, the child must be treated and all nits and bugs must be removed. If a child is treated by a professional lice remover, then the child may return to school with the permission of the professional. If a child is treated by the parents, then the school will check the child’s head to clear them for reentry to school. Other parents will be notified so they can check their own children, and the classrooms will be cleaned appropriately.