Schools in Chelan and Douglas Counties are required to report to the Chelan-Douglas Health District when they have >10% School Absenteeism. To Report >10% Absenteeism, fill out the Absenteeism Reporting Form and fax to Stephanie Snitily, RN, BSN at (509) 886-6478.
- School Immunization Reporting – Washington State law requires all public and private schools with any students in grades kindergarten through 12 to complete and file an Immunization Status Report by November 1 of each school year. For instructions and training materials, visit Washington State Department of Health website
- School Vaccine Requirements
- Staff immunization recommendations from OSPI and DOH
- Immunization Forms and Publications
Infectious Disease Control
Office of Public Instruction Infectious Disease Control Guide for School Staff 2014 provides guidelines for the control and reporting of diseases in the school-age population and among staff members of schools in the state of Washington
Resources For Specific Communicable Diseases
- Mumps Outbreak Guidance for Schools, Preschools, and Child Cares
- Mumps Outbreak Toolkit for Schools and Child Care
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like the common cold and influenza (flu). The CDC has information on preventing the flu as well as materials and tools for schools.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that are resistant to certain antibiotics. When bacteria are resistant, it means that they can’t be killed by common antibiotics.
Many people have bacteria that don’t cause any harm while they are on the skin outside the body. However, sometimes these bacteria get inside the body through a break in the skin and cause an infection. Infections caused by resistant bacteria, like MRSA, are more difficult to treat. They can also be very serious, especially if they are not treated properly or happen in deeper areas of the body like the lungs.
- Prevention of MRSA Infections in Schools – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention