Sample: Employer Infectious Disease Policy for Workplace Health and Safety

Human resources (HR) employee handbooks typically include several workplace health and safety policies. In this category, an infectious disease policy is critically important because it outlines employee and employer expectations in the event of a widespread outbreak of infectious diseases like the flu, staph infections, Covid-19, or Zika virus. Infectious disease policies are also key in the general prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Such a policy aims to safeguard employees’ health and ensure the continuation of essential business operations while also helping employers protect themselves from liability while navigating labor and employment laws relating to leave issues, vaccine policies, and reasonable accommodations. Use the sample infectious disease policy below as a guide for including a policy in your HR handbook.

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