Child Care Communicable Disease

The Communicable Disease Program conducts surveillance of communicable diseases, investigates case reports and disease outbreaks, and implements measures designed to control the spread of communicable disease in the community.

Lincoln Municipal Code 8.14.100 Communicable Diseases Reporting and Illness Exclusion states:
The operator shall report within 24 hours to the Health Director when:

  • (i) three (3) or more children and/or staff in a classroom or group are ill with a reportable communicable disease, diarrhea, or vomiting; or
  • (ii) one (1) child or staff has bloody diarrhea


Illness Fact Sheets

provide specific guidelines to take in the event of a communicable disease outbreak in the Early Childhood Care and Education setting.

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