Policy FDAD - Health Requirements and Services: Communicable Diseases
Issue Date: November 18, 2020
Revised: April 20, 2022
The Principal shall report to the local health authority or to the Utah Department of Health those students attending school who are suspected of having a reportable disease or condition, as defined by state law and the Utah Department of Health.
The Principal, at the direction of local health officers or an official of the State Department of Health, shall exclude from attendance any student suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Utah Department of Health, until directed by the same officials.
Students excluded for reason of communicable disease shall be readmitted as determined by the local or state health authority or county attorney.
Communicable Disease Report
School personnel shall report diseases and health events in writing to the Utah Department of Health or to the local health department as required by Utah Administrative Rules R386-702-3 and R386-702-6. Certain diseases and events must be reported by telephone immediately upon discovery, as well as in writing. Each report should include the name of the student afflicted, age, sex, address, date of onset, and such other information as prescribed by the State Department of Health. If available, the report form supplied by the Department of Health should be used.
Reports made by school personnel are confidential, but full assistance shall be given to attending physicians or public health workers.