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.
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
Contact Information:School Health Services Program OfficeDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19901Phone: 302-857-3356Fax: 302-739-6397Email:firstname.lastname@example.org