2013 ORS § 624.080¹
Diseased persons working in restaurants, bed and breakfast facilities or temporary restaurants
  • suspicion of possible transmission of infection
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Authority may, by rule, define certain communicable diseases that are capable of being spread to the public by employees of a restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant.

(2) A person who is affected with a communicable disease described in subsection (1) of this section or is a carrier of such disease may not work in any restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant. A restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant may not employ a person who is affected with, carries or is suspected of being affected with or carrying any communicable disease. If the restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant manager suspects that any employee has contracted any disease in a communicable form or has become a carrier of such disease, the manager shall notify the Director of the Oregon Health Authority immediately. A placard containing this subsection shall be posted in all toilet rooms.

(3) When suspicion arises as to the possibility of transmission of infection from any restaurant, bed and breakfast facility, intermittent temporary restaurant, seasonal temporary restaurant or single-event temporary restaurant employee, the director may require any or all of the following measures:

(a) The immediate exclusion of the employee from all restaurants, bed and breakfast facilities, intermittent temporary restaurants, seasonal temporary restaurants and single-event temporary restaurants; and

(b) Adequate medical examinations of the employee and associates of the employee, with such laboratory examinations as may be indicated. [Amended by 1957 c.672 §5; 1973 c.825 §10; 1987 c.226 §6; 1999 c.59 §184; 2009 c.595 §1009; 2011 c.664 §7]