When someone in school is sick
Most communicable diseases within school settings can be managed by the individual or family and through routine preventive measures, such as staying home from school until well enough to participate in regular activities.
School administrators may receive voluntary reports from one or more individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have attended school while infectious.
Resources are available to support management of routine communicable disease:
Public Health Response
Public health works with educational partners to support the health and wellbeing of students and staff in school settings. Public health may become directly involved if certain reportable diseases, such as measles, where there are measures that can be implemented to prevent further spread.
School staff may need to provide information about their vaccination status to their school district if the local Medical Health Officer (MHO) issued a directive following the introduction of an Order from the PHO.