Common Communicable Diseases

Common communicable diseases are: influenza, mononucleosis, common cold (rhinovirus), hand-foot-mouth, and norovirus.

Ways to prevent them are: not sharing eating utensils or water bottles with others, practicing good hand washing, using a tissue when sneezing, and coughing in elbow and not on hands.

Managing communicable diseases in schools

Please see attached guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for specific disease information.


Please follow school specific handbook for illness and absence procedures.