Policies, Procedures & Standards
Communicable Disease Policy
Updated February 27, 2019
A communicable disease is a disease that can be transmitted from one individual to another via: (I) direct physical contact, (2) through the air (cough, sneeze or particle inhaled), (3) through a transmission vehicle, either ingested or injected or (4) through a vector (animals or insects). Examples of some of the most common communicable diseases include: the common cold, Norovirus, Measles, Mumps, Influenza, Viral Hepatitis-A, Viral Hepatitis-B, Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), AIDS, AIDS-Related complex (ARC), Leprosy, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and Tuberculosis. This definition may be broadened in accordance with recommendations and information provided from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Listen Up will make decisions involving those with and/or demonstrating signs or symptoms of communicable diseases based on medical information concerning the disease in question, the risks of transmission to others, symptoms and any special circumstances of the individuals involved. Employees may be sent home and not allowed to return at the discretion of company management related to this policy. Employees, if eligible, will be allowed to use sick or vacation pay for hours missed. ListenUp will not provide wage compensation beyond individual employee sick or vacation pay benefits for employees asked to leave or prevented from entering the workplace due to a communicable disease — this applies to both infected and non-infected employees. The company will weigh potential risks and available alternatives before making any decisions.
Those employees who demonstrate signs or symptoms of a communicable disease that poses a credible threat of transmission in the Listen Up workplace should report the potential infection IMMEDIATELY to their manager. The employee is then responsible for keeping Listen Up informed of his/her condition that may require extended care, missed work, etc. The employee may also be required to provide written documentation from a physician, including relevant test results to return to work.
Hiring and Employment
Listen Up will not discriminate against job applicants or employees with a communicable disease. These individuals will not be denied access to the worksite solely because they have a communicable disease, but may be excluded from company facilities, programs and functions if Listen Up determines that restriction if necessary the protect the welfare of the infected individual andlor the welfare of others. Listen Up will comply with all applicable statutes that protect the privacy of individuals with communicable diseases.
Abuse of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Listen Up reserves the right to revise this policy without notice during changing pandemic conditions.