The school worked with county health officials to determine which students and staff had contact with the infected student, according to the letter. According to the school district, about 226 students and staff could have been in “close and continuous contact” with the infected student.
Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for Gwinnett County Public Schools, said school is operating as normal Monday. Because of the way the disease is transmitted, the school’s normal cleaning processes were sufficient, she said.
Free tuberculosis skin tests will be offered to those individuals at the school Wednesday. A separate letter with information about the process was sent to affected students and staff, Roach said.
This is the latest case of tuberculosis in Georgia.
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The Floyd County School District said Thursday the Georgia Department of Public Health notified it of one confirmed case at Model Elementary School and one at Johnson Elementary School. Both schools were cleaned Thursday.
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