Responding to a rabies confirmation

If a rabid animal is confirmed from any district facility, district officials should:

  • Immediately contact the principal and IPM coordinator for that building.
  • Ensure that the appropriate school officials, working with the school nurse and local animal control, notify all people who had direct contact with the animal. These people should be informed of the test results and referred to their physicians.
  • Take measures to protect the identity of the people who were exposed to the rabid animal.
  • Notify the employees, students, and parents about the incident in general as a reminder of potential rabies risks from animals and of the school’s procedures to protect its charges. Stress to students that they should never touch any bat or other wild animal.