Communicable Disease Position Statement
Should the College become aware of any employee who is infected with any serious transmissible disease, determinations respecting such persons employment status at the College or any modifications thereof, will be undertaken on a case-by-case basis.
- In coordination with a campus-wide educational effort regarding AIDS and similar diseases, employees will be provided with factual material describing AIDS, similar diseases, how they are contracted, their degree of transmissibility, and other appropriate information.
- Should the College become aware of any employee who is infected with any serious transmissible
disease, determinations respecting such persons employment status at the College,
or any modifications thereof, will be undertaken on a case-by-case basis. Such determinations
will consider such factors as:
The condition of the College employee and his/her ability to perform his/her job duties.
- The possible consequences to co-workers and other members of the College community if infected.
- Possible reasonable modifications to the individual's job to take account of his/her condition.
- Risk to the infected employee's health from remaining on the job.
- The determination with respect to any employee will be made following consultation with the College's Health & Wellness Academic Associate Dean or designee, the affected employee, the employee's treating physician, if available, and other persons only as they need to be involved in such a situation.
- The College will not disclose information concerning the health of individual employees to co-workers. Disclosure will take place only if deemed medically advisable and legally permissible following consideration pursuant to statement two above. The County Health Department will be informed of all cases of disease required to be reported under state or federal law.
- This statement will be periodically reviewed in light of the most recent medical knowledge concerning specific disease to which it is applicable.
- This position statement will be communicated to the campus community.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome has been included as part of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and, therefore, no individual will be discriminated against solely by reason of his or her handicaps.
All Delta employees