Information for Schools and Child Care Providers

Welcome education partners. The resources listed here are public health information, forms, laws, and updates for Santa Clara County schools and child care employees, administration, and staff.

Tuberculosis (TB) Information for Schools

TB School Mandate for Santa Clara County

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Risk Assessment for School Entry form is to be completed by primary care providers. It is required for school registration for all children enrolling in kindergarten or transferring, at any grade level, from outside of Santa Clara County. For more information please see the School Mandate Packet for Health Care Providers and Schools.

If your child is enrolling in a Santa Clara County school or childcare for the first time, your child will also need a TB risk assessment and, if necessary, a TB test. Visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/TbResources/Documents/ra-school-entry.pdf  for information and forms.  TB risk assessments and TB tests may be completed when your child receives his/her vaccinations for school or childcare.  If your child’s vaccinations are already up-to-date, you can complete the TB risk assessment and the TB test, if needed, with your child’s health care provider at any time within the first 30 days of your child’s enrollment in school or childcare.  

*During this COVID-19 pandemic, the Risk Assessment form and TB test (if necessary) can be completed within one month of a student starting in-person instruction. 

TB Screening Requirements for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers 

The state of California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Risk Assessment for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers satisfies California Education Code, Sections 49406 and 87408.6 and the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 1597.055 and 121525, 121545, and 121555. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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