The College will comply with all Federal and State Laws applicable to employees, students and job applicants with communicable diseases.
The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures to be followed when a college employee or student is afflicted or becomes afflicted with a communicable disease, including but not limited to AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and other such diseases.
The College is committed, insofar as is possible, to provide a working and educational environment free of health hazards to its employees and students. As long as medical evidence supports with reasonable medical certainty that a particular disease is not communicable by the casual contact normally found in the workplace and/or classroom, the workplace and/or the classroom will not be considered to be hazardous as a result of the presence of an afflicted student or employee.
The confidentiality of information regarding individuals afflicted with a communicable disease will be respected.
As long as an employee with a communicable disease is able to perform job duties satisfactorily and medical evidence indicates that his/her condition is not a threat to himself/herself or others the employee is to be treated consistently with others in the workplace. Similarly, as long as a student with a communicable disease is able to pursue his/her education within the established academic standards and medical evidence indicates that his/her condition is not a threat to himself/herself or others, the student is to be treated consistently with other students. Discrimination against and/or harassment of the employee and/or student may result in disciplinary action.
The College will make educational materials on communicable diseases available for students and employees.