School Reporting Resources & Forms

Communicable Disease Reporting for Schools

Weekly communicable disease reports submitted by schools and childcare facilities are very important in helping the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) monitor the health of our community. It allows us to monitor flu-like illness, gastrointestinal illness and strep throat which normally occur every year and also helps us to recognize higher than normal disease levels, which could indicate possible outbreaks.
Kids in School Bus
Individual reports of serious communicable diseases like pertussis or mumps allow the JCHD to alert those who may have been exposed to the disease, recommend vaccination and treatment as needed, and provide information to the public.

Schools and Childcare facilities are required by law to submit weekly communicable disease reports, in accordance with the Michigan's Public Health Code 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, section 333.511 of Michigan Compiled laws.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has created a new resource for schools titled "Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools (PDF)".

Reporting System

The weekly communicable disease report may be sent directly to the JCHD every week school is in session via the online method or one of the three following methods:
  • Fax: 517-788-4256
  • Email
  • Mail to:
    1715 Lansing Avenue
    Suite 221
    Jackson, MI 49202
If you have any questions about reporting illnesses to the JCHD please contact the Communicable Disease Section at 517-768-1662. Thank you for your contribution to the health of Jackson County.