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Communicable Diseases

“Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease.”


PJUSD policy for Communicable Diseases dictates the CSN, and authorized health staff, to notify: (1) parents of potential exposure and (2) site principals for infectious disease prevention and sanitation implementation. Our goal is limit the spread of disease through effective communication with parents and district personnel.

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, please provide written documentation from a medical doctor (MD), nurse practitioner (NP), physician’s assistant (PA), or other medical provider authorized to diagnosis communicable diseases to the Credentialed School Nurse immediately.


Fact Sheets when available can be accessed below or by visiting The Center for Disease Control and Prevention; The National Institutes of Health; or the Department of Education. Click on the communicable disease name for information regarding signs/symptoms, treatment, and prevention. ​Some pages are under construction and may not be available. Please check back periodically for current and updated information.


Lice: (Note: While lice is a communicable disease, lice does NOT pose a contagious or infectious result, parents are encouraged to consult with the credentialed school nurse or health staff representative to prevent the spread of lice. Visual inspection by health staff or a note from the doctor is considered positive identification.) Click here for English  Click here for Spanish

Conjunctivitis, or Pink Eye: Click here for English  Click here for Spanish

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Click here for English  Click here for Spanish

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD): Click here for English  Click here for Spanish

Influenza: Click here for English  Click here for Spanish

Strep Infections (Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever): Click here for English  Click here for Spanish