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I work in a preschool classroom and have been diagnosed with shingles when can I return to school?

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If the shingles are not in a place where there would be direct skin contact (covered by clothing), you can go back to work when you can tolerate or control the pain. As a pre-school employee, you most likely were exposed to the varicella (chicken pox) virus by one of the children (unless you have had shingles in the past and this is just a reactivation of the virus).

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