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6.03 – Management of Communicable Conditions in Personnel

Policy

Personnel who exhibit signs of symptoms of a communicable condition will not be permitted to work.  In order to return to work, any personnel must present medical documentation releasing them to come back with no restrictions. 

Definitions

Personnel – full and part time employees, volunteers, contract employees and all others that have regular contact with Open Door individuals.

Communicable condition – refers to diseases or infections which may be transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another.

Procedure

  • Any employee who is exhibiting symptoms of or is diagnosed with a communicable disease that has had potential exposure to Open Door locations.  (NOTE: COVID 19 is covered in Open Door Pandemic policy amendments-please refer to those for specific information)
  • If an employee has reason to believe he/she may have a highly communicable illness, i.e., strep throat, chicken pox, measles, etc. he/she should stay home from work and see his/her physician.
  • Any employee who is exhibiting symptoms of or is diagnosed with a communicable disease that has had potential exposure to Open Door locations. An employee having a communicable disease shall bring a physician’s release to the Employee Benefits Coordinator (who may request further review from nursing) before returning to work.  The release must indicate the employee is cleared for full duty without any restrictions. 
  • Any employee who has been exposed to infections or communicable diseases will report such information to the Incident Hotline and Medical Services Manager.  A determination will then be made regarding the advisability of continuing work.

Last Revised: 8/25/21

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