Communicable Disease

The Medical Director page of this website contains additional communicable disease guidance.

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NYSED Managing Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases In the School Setting 2019  
Provides local educational agencies with a framework for establishing a health services program that provides the services and information required under New York State Education Law Article 19. It provides guidance for developing emergency health care and communicable disease protocols for schools. This document is intended for use by school health personnel and administrators. (11/14/19)

Communicable Disease Reporting Charts

Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements- NYSDOH Communicable Disease Reporting Chart and Form. Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases is mandated under the NYS Sanitary Code (10NYCRR 2.10). Although physicians have primary responsibility for reporting, school nurses may also be required to report communicable diseases. The school medical director where required by law should be consulted.

Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements- NY City- Reporting chart for NYC

Fact Sheets And Disease and Conditions Resources

NYSDOH Controlling Communicable Disease in the  Child Care Setting
Provides an overview of common communicable diseases, incubation, modes of transmission, exclusion information and reporting requirements. This resource is provided by the NYSDOH and has been reformatted to 8.5 X 11 format with permission of the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Immunization | Bureau of Communicable Disease Control. Exclusion recommendations for a confirmed disease should be reviewed and approved by the school medical director to assure they meet current best practice guidelines. (NYSCSH, 6/2019).

NYSDOH Controlling Communicable Disease in the Child Care Setting Poster|Wall Chart Order form.

New York State Department of Health Disease Fact Sheets

NYSDOH Outbreak Control Guidelines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases-Includes guidance for Diptheria, HIB, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Rubella, Tetanus, and Varicella. 

Emergencies Involving Communicable Disease

Readiness and Emergency Response Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Site for Infectious Diseases
The REMS TA Center offers a variety of resources related to infectious disease planning and everyday infectious disease control in schools. Click on the infectious disease types below to access more resources for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

Specific Diseases

Safe Injection Practices

"One and Only" Campaign educates patients and health care providers about the risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings. Safe injection practices are part of Standard Precautions and are aimed at maintaining basic levels of patient safety and provider protections.

Updated 11/18/19