Isolation for Illness
(a) Notwithstanding Section 101226.2, the following shall apply:
(b) A center shall be equipped with an isolation area to care for any child as specified in Section 101626.2(c).
(1) The isolation area shall be physically separate from the indoor activity area and shall be located to afford easy observation of, and access to, children requiring isolation.
(2) The isolation area shall be equipped with a bed, cot, floor mat or couch for each child requiring isolation; and with a crib, cot or floor mat for each infant requiring isolation.
(3) The isolation area shall not be located in the kitchen, food-preparation or toilet areas.
(4) In combination centers with a Level I or Level II component for mildly ill children, only one isolation area that serves all of the child care center components is required.
(c) A child shall be isolated when any one of the following occurs:
(1) The child's condition worsens enough to warrant notifying the child's authorized representative as specified in Section 101626(b); or
(2) The child is determined to have any one of, or combination of, the conditions/symptoms/illnesses as specified in Section 101626.1(e); or
(3) The child is determined to possibly have one of the communicable diseases as specified in Sections 101626.1(g) and (h).
(d) The center shall ensure the isolation of each child within the isolation area when more than one child is present in the isolation area.
(e) Children in the isolation area shall be under the constant observation of a teacher who is present in the isolation area itself.
(f) A child shall remain in the isolation area only until the child's authorized representative can remove the child from the center as specified in Section 101626(b).
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73 and 1596.81, Health and Safety Code.