Outbreak Reporting for Schools and Child Care Centers

Schools and child care centers are required to report outbreaks of infectious diseases under Arizona Administrative Code A.A.C. R9 6, 203 and ARS Title 36. To report an outbreak, please contact 602-506-6767.

Outbreaks (meaning an unexpected increase) of the following diseases/conditions need to be reported to your local health department:

Conditions & Diseases
Information on other conditions/diseases:

Important Forms & Templates


Monitoring of respiratory illness at schools is one of the most important indications of flu in the community and MCDPH has been doing it since 2001. A web-based system was created in response to the H1N1 pandemic to facilitate reporting of respiratory and gastrointestinal absences at schools. Participation is voluntary and the number of participating schools varies each year. It is very simple and easy to use. Most schools have the main office or school nurses report on this information.