Orig. Code(s): GBEB
The district shall provide reasonable protection against the risk of exposure to communicable disease for employees while engaged in the performance of their duties. Protection from communicable disease generally shall be through immunization, exclusion or other measures provided for in Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. Employees shall comply with all measures adopted by the district and with all rules set by Oregon Health Services and the county health department. Employees have a responsibility to report to the district when infected with a communicable disease unless stated otherwise by law.
Employees shall provide services to students who are infected with a communicable disease except as provided by law. In those cases where a communicable disease is diagnosed and confirmed, the district shall inform the appropriate employees to protect against the risk of exposure.
Employees who have the responsibility to work with or to provide services to persons other than students, shall provide the services to all such persons, including those who are infected with a communicable disease, and shall provide the services in accordance with this policy. Where the district knows that a person is infected with a communicable disease it shall inform the employees, as appropriate, to protect against the risk of exposure.
No employee shall be denied the opportunity to provide service solely on the basis that the employee is infected with a communicable disease except as otherwise required by law. However, the district may require an employee infected with a communicable disease, which is diagnosed and confirmed, to comply with such reasonable measures, including submission to district paid medical examinations, as may be determined as conditions of continued employment.
The district shall protect the confidentiality of an employee’s health condition/record to the extent possible.
END OF POLICY