Disease Reporting Requirements


Click here to view a letter to clarify legal obligations required by administrators in regards to public
health investigations

School Health

Prevention and control of communicable disease is a shared responsibility between schools, health care providers, parents, students, local and state health departments, and other community partners. The school environment is conducive to the acquisition and transmission of communicable diseases but is also where good preventive practices can lessen the impact of these diseases.


Outbreaks and suspected outbreaks of any illness/condition are immediately reportable to the local health department where the school is located. This pertains to youth camps, child care centers, preschools, schools and institutions of higher education referred to in general as “schools."


Some school related illnesses reported to NJDOH include:
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Last Reviewed: 6/19/2024