ATTN: Confirmed Case of Active Tuberculosis at MES and JES
Floyd County School District (FCS) was notified by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have had a confirmed case of active tuberculosis (TB) at Model Elementary and Johnson Elementary. Letters from DPH will be going home with more details today. These letters will provide further details and to help you determine if your child should be tested.
While this may be a cause of concern, the risk of becoming infected with TB is low. You will find general information about TB from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention HERE.
FCS and DPH officials are working together to identify and test individuals at risk of exposure to TB based on guidelines issued by the CDC. We are confident that actions by school officials and Floyd Medical Center are guarding the health of the students, staff, and public. The confirmed TB cases are being treated at home and do not present a danger to others.
If you have any questions after receiving the letter, please contact DPH at 706-295-6123.