Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: JLCC-R

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

To provide a healthy environment for both students and employees, infection control practices are to be ¬used within the schools. The following information outlines practices to be observed:

  1. Hand Washing - After exposure to contamination, use soap and warm water to cleanse exposed surface of the body.
  2. Food Preparation and Personal Hygiene Care - Sink and work areas for food preparation and for personal hygiene care must be separate.
  3. Maintenance Cleaning - Work areas for students and teachers, where potential for contamination exists, must meet recommended procedures. Cleaning of student and teacher work areas must be appropriate to the use and types of interaction taking place in the area.
  4. Use of Personal Items - Individuals should be discouraged from using each other's personal items.
  5. Personal Hygiene Measures - Individuals should be encouraged to develop and be provided opportunities to practice commonly accepted personal hygiene habits.
  6. Routine Practices Relating to Body Fluids
    1. Individuals should wear approved disposable gloves when cleaning up bodily fluids.
    2. When cleaning environmental surfaces, a freshly prepared solution of sodium hydrochloride (household bleach one part to ten parts water) or other approved disinfectant should be used.
    3. When cleaning body fluids from an individual, soap and water should be used. In addition, an appropriate disinfectant may be used.
    4. Special injuries such as to the eye and mouth should be treated as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
    5. Cleaning of carpets should be referred to the custodial service for extraction cleaning.


Regulation   Board Action (formerly 5140.2)
Adopted 06-09-86 22820  
Amended 01-11-88 23848  
Revised 07-22-96 28559  
Reviewed 09-14-98    
Amended 12-12-05 34282  
Reviewed 11-27-06 34584  
Reviewed 04-25-11 36037  
Reviewed 11-12-13 36768  
Revised 10-13-14 37024  
Reviewed 02-10-20 38517