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7.12.P.1 Wellness Programs
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE

Reference:
Section 7.12 - Policy

 

Unless legally exempted, all staff members must show proof of immunity to measles and rubella [see Policy Section 7.12 – Wellness Programs].

Measles  (Rubeola)

Acceptable proof of immunity to measles shall consist of:
  • A record of immunization against measles with a live virus vaccine given on or after the first birthday; or
  • A statement, signed by a licensed physician or a state or local health officer, that affirms serologic evidence of having had measles.
  • Anyone born prior to January 1, 1957 shall be considered to be immune to measles.  (Rubeola)

German  Measles  (Rubella)

Evidence of immunity to rubella shall consist of:
  • A record of immunization against rubella given on or after the first birthday; or
  • A statement, signed by a licensed physician or a state or local health officer, that affirms serologic evidence of having had rubella.

General  Information

In the event of an outbreak of either disease, memory of immunization date is not acceptable; medical documentation of immunity is required.
Staff members who are not in compliance shall be put on leave without pay until they are in compliance.

In the event of an outbreak of measles or rubella, nonimmune staff members, including those who utilize the exemption, must be excluded from school.

Implementing  Policy

The District shall generate a list of all employees to identify those who need proof of immunity to measles.

The Superintendent shall distribute information about the District's policy on measles and rubella.

The Superintendent shall collect proof of immunity from staff members and compile a list denoting immunity or nonimmunity of staff members.

Nonimmune staff members shall be referred for vaccine to a physician or the County Health Department.  Their records will be updated as they receive vaccine.

Maintaining  Policy

Throughout each school year, new staff members shall be required to show proof of immunity before employment.

A list of nonimmune employees shall be maintained and updated throughout the year.