Communicable Diseases: Exposure Notices/Fact Sheets
A communicable disease is an infectious disease that can be transferred/transmitted from an infected person to another individual. Organisms like bacteria, viruses, and parasites cause infectious diseases. Illness caused by an infectious disease is a common occurrence in students. These notices address various infectious diseases often seen in students.
Most cases of illness are isolated to one student, but occasionally an outbreak of a particular disease can occur in a school. The law requires school personnel to report to the local public health agency a list of specific reportable disease or conditions. Notices included in this section can be downloaded and sent home to parents.
Procedures for School Reporting to Public Health
- Communicable Disease Outbreaks at Schools: Reporting
- Abstract Of Communicable Disease Policies for Schools
- Guidance for Schools: Using the Exposure Notices and Reporting Guidance
For more detailed information about school health, view your school's health manual.