Communicable Disease and Reporting

Keeping our kids safe

For Schools & Childcare

To help track and control the spread of communicable diseases, schools and childcare providers 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:

[NEW**] Step-by-Step Instructions 2023-2024 | Reporting Site Registration Form (every user should have their own login and password)
Managing Communicable Disease In Schools (State of MI)
Managing Communicable Disease In Child Care Settings (State of MI)


MCIR SIRS Training Sessions
These trainings are designed for individuals involved in reporting immunization data. Below are links with additional training session details:

Childcare Reporting Staff | August 21, 2023
School Reporting Staff | September 18, 2023

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 517-541-2666.
  • For emergencies occurring after hours or on weekends, please call 517-541-2683.

General illness questions can be directed to: 517-541-2677 or 
BEDHD’s COVID-19 Case Investigation Line: 517-541-2641

*For information on specific communicable diseases, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.