Section 6 Employees

6.1 Illness reporting and duty status
6.1.1 Any employee who has been diagnosed by a medical professional licensed or registered to practice medicine or nursing in the state in which they practice and excluded from work by that medical professional or the SNHD Office of Epidemiology (OOE) because he or she: Has a communicable disease, Is in a carrier state of a communicable disease, Has a boil or other infected wound, Or has an acute respiratory infection,
must not work until cleared, in writing, by a medical professional licensed or registered to practice medicine or nursing in the state in which they practice. The SNHD OOE shall make the final decision whether or not an excluded employee is released to work based on the requirements of NAC 441A. external link (See Appendix C PDF (516 KB))
6.1.2 During the course of an outbreak investigation conducted by the Health Authority at a public accommodation facility, all employees will cooperate with the Health Authority in investigating the outbreak, including providing information on illness signs and symptoms and undergoing tests that may be required.
6.2 Employee training
6.2.1 All employees that are directly involved in the servicing or maintenance of guest rooms shall be trained to recognize obvious health hazards in the guest room as outlined in Section 2. Any employee encountering such a health hazard shall immediately report it to his or her supervisor or the responsible person.
6.2.2 All employees designated to be directly involved in responding to biohazard events must be trained in biohazard issues and handling in accordance with OSHA standards. Guidance regarding precautions that may be used by employees in public accommodation facilities is found in Appendix M. PDF (176 KB)
6.2.3 All employees must maintain good personal hygiene practices as appropriate for their work assignment.
6.3 Hand washing

Each employee working in a public accommodation who comes in contact with amenities, tableware, linen or who cleans toilets, bathrooms, or restrooms while servicing guest rooms or public restroom facilities shall thoroughly wash his hands with soap and warm water, change soiled gloves, and/or apply a hand sanitizer approved by the Health Authority (Apply hand sanitizer only after proper hand washing has been performed):

6.3.1 Before starting work each day,
6.3.2 After personal restroom use,
6.3.3 As often as may be required to remove soil and contamination.
6.4 Employee clothing
6.4.1 The outer garments of each person engaged in handling bedding, linen, towels or tableware in a public accommodation facility must be kept visibly clean.
6.4.2 Soiled employee clothing stored on site must be stored in a designated area away from clean clothing and other laundered items.
6.5 Employee facilities

Employee locker rooms must be maintained in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition.

6.6 Employee Food Handler’s Health Cards
6.6.1 All employees involved in food handling activities associated with room service and continental breakfasts must possess a current, valid Food Handler’s Health Card issued by the Health Authority.
6.6.2 Employees that handle food service utensils only after service to the guest, conduct in-room dishwashing, or who only stock mini-bars do not have to possess a current, valid Food Handler’s Health Card.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-1258


Updated on: January 15, 2019