Employee health—Removal of exclusion or restriction based on exposure.

The person in charge shall adhere to the following conditions when reinstating a food employee who was restricted due to:
(1) Exposure to Norovirus, Shigella spp., or Enterohemorrhagic or shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli: Remove restriction when more than three days since potential exposure or more than three days since household contact became asymptomatic;
(2) Exposure to Salmonella Typhi: Remove restriction when more than fourteen days since the last potential exposure or more than fourteen days since household contact became asymptomatic;
(3) Exposure to hepatitis A: Remove restriction when:
(a) The food employee is immune to hepatitis A virus infection because of prior illness from hepatitis A, vaccination, or IgG administration; or
(b) More than thirty days have passed since the last day the food employee was potentially exposed or since the food employee's household contact became jaundiced.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-02255, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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