Communication During the Sheboygan TB Outbreak. Steps Taken . Looked for lessons learned: Appleton Health Dept. Met with SASD Administration: Set up a plan Met with faculty in the AM D rafted parent letters for that afternoon M et with local media: Requested embargo until end of school day
All parents received a letter and a TB teaching sheet. Parents of contacts were sent a separate letter with a teaching sheet. They were told a phone call was coming.
Letters were shared with local health care providers along with an update on the contact investigation plans.
The teaching sheet and TB talking points were shared with Public Health staff, 2-1-1 and a version “in layman's terms”was shared with media.
Scheduled a joint press conference with
SASD Superintendent, School Nurse and Medical Director, County Health Officer and Program Supervisor