Health and Communicable Disease Prevention

Fresno Pacific University students and staff work to protect the health and safety of each individual, as well as the campus community as a whole. This policy applies to students, faculty and staff of FPU. Our goal is to reduce exposures to communicable disease. Communicable diseases, referred to in this policy, and mandatory reporting requirements are defined by the California Department of Public Health.

Fresno Pacific University has established specific requirements for incoming students regarding immunizations and testing for communicable disease. These requirements are in accordance with the latest American College Health Association, State of California and federal Center for Disease Control guidelines. 

All students must prove compliance with the immunization requirement. This includes presenting a copy of the student’s immunization record showing proof of having had a Tetanus/Diphtheria booster within the past 10 years and having had two Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccinations, among other requirements as outlined in the registration packet. A copy of the immunization record must be presented prior to, or at the time of registration. Students who do not comply with the immunization requirement will not be allowed to register for classes until the requirements are met.

Employees of the university shall comply with all State of California and Federal regulations as well as university requirements regarding infection control. The two health promoting practices important enough to be stressed here as policy are:

  • Good hand hygiene—proper washing and use of gels when you can’t wash. If you have a cold, refrain from shaking hands.
  • Courteous cough etiquette—Direct coughs and sneezes into your sleeve or a disposable tissue, followed with appropriate clean-up. Do not get close to others. This includes staying home when you are sick.

When a FPU student contracts a communicable disease, the disposition of the case will be determined by guidelines dictated by the California Health Department, the Student Life office and the student’s physician. When a FPU employee contracts a communicable disease, the disposition of the case will be determined by California State guidelines and the FPU Human Resources office. Students, faculty and staff of the university have the right of confidentiality