Communicable Diseases and Reporting
To help track and control the spread of communicable diseases, schools and day cares are required by the State of Michigan (Michigan Legislature Public Health Code (Excerpt) Act 368 of 1978) to report communicable diseases to local health departments. BEDHD also provides consultation to schools and childcare providers about managing communicable diseases.
Communicable Disease Reporting:
Immunization MCIR SIRS Reporting:
Immunizations MCIR SIRS Presentation with step-by-step instructions
Foreign Exchange Student Immunization Requirements
SIRS Site Administrator update form
Helpful Vaccine Terminology
Immunization Waiver Q&A for Schools
Full ChildCare MCIR SIRS Packet
Full School Packet 2020
MCIR Consent for Disclosure form
School Reporting FERPA Flowchart
School Contact Information
Have questions or want more information on school reporting? Call 269-798-4125.
To report any case of suspected or confirmed communicable disease in Barry or Eaton County, please contact BEDHD:
- Barry and Eaton County Phone: 517-541-2641.
- You may also fax your report to 517-541-2612.
- For emergencies occurring after hours or on weekends, please call 517-541-2683.
General COVID-19 questions can be directed to: Racheal Clark at 269-798-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BEDHD’s COVID-19 Case Investigation Line: 517-541-2641
COVID-19 policy-related questions and concerns: Milea Burgstahler, MS at 517-541-2644 or email@example.com
*For information on specific communicable diseases, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.