An illness with rash and fever caused by the varicella-zoster virus

Yes. Chickenpox is a highly communicable illness for which routine exclusion of infected children is warranted. See the Comments section for information about shingles, vaccine-related chickenpox, and chickenpox in previously vaccinated children.

Yes, when all the following criteria are met:

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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