The recently adopted Oregon OSHA Temporary COVID-19 rules requires employers to develop a COVID-19 infection notification process. This process must provide for the notification of exposed employees- those who were within 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more - and of affected employees - those who work in the same facility or in the same well-defined portion of the facility (such as on the same floor or in the same building within larger complex).
OCOM Policy for Notification of Employees when COVID-19 Exposure Occurs
All students, faculty and staff are expected to notify their manager and the Co-Chairs of the OHSA Task Force in the event that they test positive for COVID-19 or they become aware that another individual who has been present in the workplace(employee, patient, student) has been confirmed as having COVID-19. When such a notification occurs or OCOM becomes aware that a person with confirmed COVID-19 has been on campus by any other means, the following measures will be taken within 24 hours of OCOM being made aware:
OCOM has been notified that a member of our community has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We are notifying those individuals who appear to have had close contact with the individual, but we want to alert everyone to the possibility of exposure.
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 illness, please inform your manager or supervisor and the co-chairs of the OSHA Task Force, and contact your health care provider. OCOM, as always will protect all individual medical information and will disclose it only to the degree such disclosure is strictly necessary.
For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms of which you may want to be aware, please visit the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website, or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amber Appleton or Phil Lundberg. .