Communicable Diseases: Exposure Notices/Fact Sheets
Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency
HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.
Schools and Child Care Centers, these disease exposure notices are available to send to parents/guardians when their children are exposed to a disease in your facility. We recommend that a notice be sent out for any disease for which there is a notice provided below.
This page was last updated on December 14, 2018.
Disease Exposure Notices - English
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Tuberculosis Screening Information for Schools
School Staff and Volunteers
California law requires that school staff and volunteers working with children and community college students be free of infectious tuberculosis (TB) disease. These updated laws reflect current federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Enacted laws, AB 1667, effective on January 1, 2015, SB 792, effective on September 1, 2016, and SB 1038, effective on January 1, 2017, require a TB risk assessment be administered, and if risk factors are identified, a TB test and examination be performed by a health care provider to determine that the person is free of infectious TB disease. The use of the TB risk assessment and the Certificate of Completion, developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) are also required. For more information, please visit: https://ctca.org/california-tb-legal-resources/ .
School entrants require a Pediatric TB risk assessment and if indicated, a test. The form typically used is the PM 171A - Report of Health Exam for School Entry. The universal testing requirement for children entering kindergarten or a California school for the first time has been replaced with universal TB screening and risk-based testing.
Child Care Staff and Volunteers
Under SB 792, employees and volunteers of child care facilities are required to have certain immunizations and tuberculosis screening. More information can be found in the Summary and Implementation Plan from the California Department of Social Services (Page 5-7), or call your local California Child Care Licensing Regional Office.