Beginning Nov. 20, 2023, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home by visiting COVIDTests.gov. If you did not order tests this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests. Additionally, before you discard any “expired” test kits you have, please check here to see if the expiration dates of your COVID-19 tests have been extended.

TB Disease Reporting for Local Health Departments

Suspect or confirmed tuberculosis (TB) disease is a Category 1 disease and requires immediate reporting by phone to the Department of Public Health TB Control Program.

 

Health care providers are required to send a TB Surveillance Report Form to the TB Control Program, and also to the Director of Health of the jurisdiction where the  patient resides (or the location to which the patient will be discharged).

 

After the TB Control Program receives a TB Surveillance Report Form, a copy of the TB Surveillance Report Form will be sent to the Local Health Department or District (LHD) which has jurisdiction over  the location the patient resides (or will be discharged to).

 

When the LHD receives a TB Surveillance Report Form or communication from the TB Control Program, the LHD should communicate with the health care provider and with the TB patient to collaborate on the patient’s discharge and treatment planning.