You should still screen for symptoms, and track deferrals to test later.
You should still screen for symptoms, and track deferrals to test later.

NCALA Logo

The Dept of Public Health’s TB Control Program Recommends Deferring TB Screening for Staff and Residents

The NC Tuberculosis Control Program recommends deferring required tuberculin skin testing or interferon gamma release assay testing for several groups, including staff of adult care homes upon employment and residents of adult care homes upon admission. Read the entire memo here.

These people should undergo a baseline symptom screen, and appropriate evaluation should be performed for people with symptoms of tuberculosis. You need to track people for whom testing has been deferred and test them once social distancing requirements have been relaxed.

 
 

Sincerely,
North Carolina Assisted Living Association


NCALA Logo
 
Visit NCALA on Facebook Visit NCALA on LinkedIn

 

Share this email
Manage your preferences | Opt out using TrueRemove®
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
View this email online.

This email was sent to .
Continue receiving our emails, add us to your address book.
Subscribe to our email list.