Section 11 | Individual Rights and Responsibilities
11IR-110 Student Data and Family Privacy Protection
Under FERPA, a school is allowed to disclose student PII to the health department on a case-by-case basis if it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or others, without the written consent of an eligible student or parent or guardian.
A school may disclose that someone at the school tested positive for COVID-19, as long as the facts alone or in combination with other information released, do not identify the person.
The school may not publicly release the PII of the student such as the student's name or whether they tested positive for COVID-19.