To assist our families with the testing, the Health Department will do the TST screening at Discovery High School on Friday, April 12.
The Health Department will return on Monday, April 15, to read the test.
Students who have a “positive” test result will be required to go to the Health Department for additional testing. Testing will be at no charge to the patient. If positive, preventive treatment for tuberculosis is available from the Health Department.
“TB isn’t as contagious as measles,” said Gwinnett Health Department spokesman Chad Conner. “And you can only spread it when it’s in the active stage.”
Anyone who doesn’t want to wait until after Spring Break can have the test done at their doctor’s officer, but results must be sent to the health department. Or they can call the health department at 678-442-6880 to make an appointment over break.