Too Sick to Play at WildFlower?

A member of my family seems a little under the weather, should they come to WildFlower?

WildFlowery is a well family space. We follow the same guidelines as the Public School District. It should be clear that we believe the first consideration should always be for the comfort of the child, even if their symptoms do not exactly fall into these categories, we encourage you to use your discretion about your family’s wellness and need for rest.

The following guidelines have been adapted from Portland Parks and Recreation’s Preschool Illness Guidelines. 

If you or a child in your care show any of the following symptoms do not come to WildFlower for at least *24 hours.

  • Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stool per day) 
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees
  • Severely running nose (not related to allergies)
  • Vomiting (not stress related or “spitting up”)
  • Severe coughing
  • Yellow color to the skin or eyes.
  • Skin/eye lesions or rashes which are severe, weeping or pus-filled, including chickenpox 
  • Whites of the eyes are severely red; indicative of pink eye
  • Evidence of lice
  • Rash of any kind that has not been diagnosed as non-contagious by a medical professional 
  • *If you believe a family member’s illness is due to Norovirus, they should stay away from WildFlower for at least 72 hours after symptoms have ended.


If you or a child in your care show 2 or more of the following symptoms, do not come to WildFlower:

  • Serious headache
  • Coughing, sneezing, runny nose 
  • Sore throat
  • Pulling at ears
  • Itching 
  • Upset stomach, nausea
  • Mild skin rashes of a confined area
  • Change in eating or drinking habits (excessive thirst, loss of appetite)
  • Unusual behavior (cranky or less active than usual, cries more than usual, seems not well)
  • Low Grade Fever (under 100 degrees)
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