Communicable Disease

 NYSED Guidance

Note: An RN, NP, PA, or physician may exclude any student or staff member who shows signs or symptoms of reportable communicable disease.  A healthcare provider must provide clearance to return to school. 

Communicable Disease Reporting Charts for NYS and NYC

  • NYSDOH Communicable Disease Reporting Chart and Form (Updated 4/20/20) 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.

Fact Sheets And Disease and Conditions Resources

Emergencies Involving Communicable Disease

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.

Page updated 12/1/21