By Noelle H. Lowery
The parents of Lely High School students received some disturbing information today when it was revealed that one student at the school has tested positive and is being treated for an active case of Tuberculosis, or TB.
In conjunction with the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the administration at Lely sent home letters to parents about the situation, and parents also received a recorded message from Collier County Public Schools and DOH-Collier County Administrator Stephanie Vick. The message informed parents that those students who have been exposed will be directly contacted about testing options.
Additionally, an informational meeting about TB will be held at Lely on Thursday, Jan. 15, 6 PM, and free TB tests will be offered at the school on Wednesday, Jan. 21. In the meantime, if parents have any questions or concerns, they can call the TB hotline at 239-252-6220, Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.