Reporting Infectious Diseases

Contact(s)

The Health Unit provides resources to teachers and other professionals working with school-aged children.

These resources will provide you with guidance when a child in your school has or may have an infectious or reportable disease.  Information includes: signs and symptoms, how to prevent the spread, when to exclude, and when to report to the health unit.  

Important note: These resources are for information only, diagnosis of an infection must be made by a health care provider.

Duty to Report a Disease of Public Health Significance

If a principal of a school or an operator of an institution, such as a child care centre, has knowledge of, or suspects that a child in their school or child care centre has a reportable disease listed on the diseases of public health significance list, the local health unit must be informed in accordance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act (R.S.O. 1990, C.7; Part IV).

To report a reportable disease to the health unit please call 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5229 or fax the diseases of public health significance notification form to 705-474-2809.

Exclusion guidelines - here you will find fact sheets which detail signs and symptoms and exclusion recommendations for reportable and non-reportable diseases.

Use the Chickenpox - Daily Reporting form to report new cases of chickenpox (varicella).

Resources

The following resources are available to you.  Printed copies are available upon request.

  • There is a "Healthy Hands Hand Hygiene Resource Kit" in your school for your use.  Please see the secretary or principal for this resource.

 

 

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808