Delaware Tuberculosis Regulation

  • Delaware requires tuberculosis (TB) screening for all students entering a public school.  School staff and volunteers are assessed routinely for exposure to TB or active disease.  Anyone with a positive screening is required to have a follow-up medical assessment.
  • Delaware Tuberculosis Regulation

     

    Tuberculosis Screening Requirements:

    • Students - TB risk assessment, skin test (Mantoux), or other approved testing, such as blood test, administered within the past 12 months prior to school entry
    • Employees - TB skin test (Mantoux) or other approved testing, such as blood test, administered within the past 12 months and provided during the first 15 days of employment and TB risk assessment every 5 years thereafter
    • Volunteers - TB risk assessment prior to their assignment and every 5 years thereafter
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  • Contact Information:

    School Health Services Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397