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Infectious Disease Policy

Author: David Galt

When to Use

An employer may use this infectious disease policy to communicate its commitment to provide a safe and healthy work environment for employees, vendors and the public and to maintain essential functions and services in the event of a declared infectious disease outbreak or pandemic (e.g., novel coronavirus (COVID-19)). When a public health agency declares a disease outbreak or pandemic, the disease may be considered a recognized workplace hazard in areas where it is spreading. This policy includes safe work practices in compliance with the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSH Act) to provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards under applicable federal laws.