Responding to a bat incident

A school district’s bat-management plan should include a response plan for dealing with bats found on school property. Issues to address include procedures for:

  • Removing a single bat
  • Responding to a bat bite
  • Responding to a rabies confirmation
  • Removing a bat colony
  • Working with private contractors if necessary

To prepare for incidents with potentially rabid animals, school officials should also develop templates for parent notification and student education.

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