Companies Share Measles Policies & Procedures

Several AAOHN members agreed to share the Measles policies, procedures and communications that they have put in place in their organizations. Some of these may be helpful as you review, revise or develop your employer’s protocols to control and reduce the risk of exposure within your organization and the community.

Note: The examples presented here are samples of what other occupational and environmental health nurses and their employers have done. They are not intended to provide specific medical, healthcare or legal advice. Information and recommendations about how to deal with measles and how to protect workers and the public is controlled by state and local health departments and current recommended practice is driven by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Readers should take guidance from these trusted sources and develop policies and procedures for your employer and its employees that are appropriate for the circumstance. 

A Vaccine-preventable Diseases topic has been added to the AAOHN Open Forum Discussion Board on Ask It under Infectious Diseases on  Please use Ask It as your community to share or ask questions of member colleagues.  Remember to Log In and then select the Ask It tab and the Ask AAOHN Members.  

Example #1 General Guidance (Company's employees do not work with the public.)

Example #2 Airline Industry (customer-facing employees)

Example #3 Military and Civilians Working with Military

Example #4 United States-based Acute Hospitals, Long-term Care Facilities, Hospital-based Facilities and Post-acute Service Providers

Example #5 Sample Immunization Policy and Procedure

AAOHN Member Contributors:
Jennylynn Balmer, RN, MPA, COHN-S/SM
Yolanda Lang, PhD, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN
Barbara Martin, RN
Danielle K. Griffin, NP-C
Amy Dailey RN, MSN, COHN-S/CM
Janet McHale RN, BSN, COHN-S