What are the requirements around vaccinations and what is WCSD doing to prevent outbreaks?

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State law requires that to be enrolled in public school, students must be vaccinated, unless they are excused because of religious belief or a medical condition. A list of immunization requirements can be accessed here. When cases of contagious diseases, such as pertussis, become known, the District works with the Washoe County Health Department to ensure students and staff are safe. Students and staff diagnosed with a contagious disease that can be prevented with a vaccine are required to stay home. If an outbreak occurs, all students and staff who have not been vaccinated are required to stay home until the outbreak has lifted. When one of these contagious diseases is known, the District works to communicate this to families in English and Spanish. More information about immunizations can be accessed here