Communicable Disease

NYSED Guidelines

Managing Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases In the School Setting (NYSED 11/2023)
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.  

NYSDOH Memos & Letters

New Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance (March 2024)
Revised guidance for when to stay home when individuals can return to normal activities after respiratory infections, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Non-Healthcare Settings. 

New Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Varicella Reporting Requirement Alert (12/20/23)
The purpose of this notification is to communicate new reporting requirements for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and varicella. 

Winter Precautions 22-23 NYSDOH & NYSED Joint Letter (NYSDOH, NYSED 12/5/22)

Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus (NYSDOH 9/15/14)
This memo was sent to District Superintendents of Schools, Superintendents of Public and Nonpublic Schools, and Administrators of Public, Charter, and Nonpublic Schools on 9-15-14. It provides guidance on symptoms, prevention and actions for schools, as well as resource links for additional information.  

NYSDOH & NYSED Joint MRSA School Advisory (NYSDOH, NYSED 12/9/08)
Prevention of MRSA Infections in the School Setting 

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