Approved: 14 October 2020

 

Health Requirements and Services

Communicable Diseases

Reports

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.

Utah Code § 26-6-6 (2008)

Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-4(1)(j) (May 15, 2020)

Exclusion

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 otherwise by the same officials.

Utah Code § 26-6-4 (2006)
Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-11(2)(c), (3), (4) (May 15, 2020)

Re-Admittance

Students excluded for reason of communicable disease shall be readmitted as determined by the local or state health authority or county attorney.

Utah Code § 26-6-4 (2006)
Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-11(2)(c), (3), (4) (May 15, 2020)

Communicable Disease and Event Reports

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.

Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-4(1)(j) (May 15, 2020)

Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-3 (May 15, 2020)

Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-6 (May 15, 2020)

All reports made by school personnel are confidential, but full assistance shall be given to attending physicians or public health workers.

Utah Admin. Rules R386-702-8(1), (2) (May 15, 2020)