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Information for Schools and Child Care Providers

Welcome education partners. The resources listed here are public health information, forms, laws, and updates for Santa Clara County schools and child care employees, administration, and staff.

Schools and Novel Coronavirus Response

Guidance for Coronavirus and Schools includes information from the County of Santa Clara for parents, students, and school leaders such as district superintendents and school boards about K-12 school reopening, summer camps, and colleges and universities.

News for School Nurses

September 30, 2019 - Opioid Overdoses in Teenagers from Fake Pills - Health Update for Schools, After School Programs, Parent and Teacher Organizations, and Other Organizations Serving Youth

Popular Resources for Schools

Child Care Provider Toolkit

Nutrition, physical activity, safe sleep, and breastfeeding/lactation accommodation and bottle feeding at child care centers and residential providers are guided by national, state, and local standards.

Exposure Notices for Schools and Child Care Providers

Schools are required to report communicable diseases to the local health department, including public or private schools, kindergartens, boarding schools, and preschools. Access current information and forms for reporting communicable diseases.

Immunization Information for Schools and Child Care Providers

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Immunization Program offers resources and information for schools and child care providers:

  • Free immunization requirements training for school and child care staff
  • Immunization materials and resources for school and child care staff to help them comply with the state of California immunization requirements and to help complete California school immunization records

Tuberculosis (TB) Information for Schools

TB School Mandate for Santa Clara County

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Risk Assessment for School Entry form is to be completed by primary care providers. It is required for school registration for all children enrolling in kindergarten or transferring, at any grade level, from outside of Santa Clara County. For more information please see the School Mandate Packet for Health Care Providers and Schools.

If your child is enrolling in a Santa Clara County school or childcare for the first time, your child will also need a TB risk assessment and, if necessary, a TB test. Visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/TbResources/Documents/ra-school-entry.pdf  for information and forms.  TB risk assessments and TB tests may be completed when your child receives his/her vaccinations for school or childcare.  If your child’s vaccinations are already up-to-date, you can complete the TB risk assessment and the TB test, if needed, with your child’s health care provider at any time within the first 30 days of your child’s enrollment in school or childcare.  

*During this COVID-19 pandemic, the Risk Assessment form and TB test (if necessary) can be completed within one month of a student starting in-person instruction. 

TB Screening Requirements for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers 

The state of California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Risk Assessment for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers satisfies California Education Code, Sections 49406 and 87408.6 and the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 1597.055 and 121525, 121545, and 121555. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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Last updated: 2/24/2021 9:21 AM