COVID-19 Daily Health Assessment & Absence Procedures
District Reporting Requirements
Ohio Administrative Code 3701-3-02: Diseases to be Reported, states:
The diseases listed in this rule and classified as class "A,"class "B," and class "C" are declared to be dangerous to the public health and are reportable. The occurrence of cases or suspected cases of a disease classified as class "A," class "B," or class "C" shall be reported, in detail, by health care providers and laboratories to the board of health on forms as prescribed and provided by the director and shall be reported in accordance with this rule and Chapter 3701-3 of the Administrative Code.
(A) Due to the severity of disease or the potential for epidemic spread, diseases of major public health concern are classified as class "A." The following diseases are classified as class "A" and shall be reported immediately via telephone in accordance with rules 3701-3-03, 3701-3-04, and 3701-3-05 of the Administrative Code: (see OAC website at http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/3701-3-02)
Therefore, since COVID-19 is a Class A reportable disease, it falls under this section of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Please note COVID-19 was added to Class Diseases after the passage and the same class A rules apply for it currently. Based on this, Eaton Community Schools is required to report all positive tests to the Preble County Health Department.
Excused absences are defined as follows:
- Personal Illness
- Quarantine of the home
- Medical, dental, or legal appointments
- Death of a relative
- Needed at home due to absence of parents or guardian
- Observance of religious holidays
- Emergency or set of circumstances which in the judgment of the principal constitutes a good and sufficient cause of absence.
Unexcused absences are issued for those absences occurring for any reason not listed above and may be classified as truant. Any hours missed beyond the 60 hours (10 days) permitted by parental note will also be counted as unexcused, unless the reason is accompanied by a doctor’s note.