Andover News tries to avoid sending excessive emails to our subscribers. Emails like this are only sent when we feel the issue is of urgent importance to a majority of our subscribers.


A “member of the Andover High School community” was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to a note sent to parents Wednesday.

“Transmission of TB in schools is relatively uncommon since long periods of direct, close contact to an infectious person usually is required for transmission to occur,” Andover Public Schools Nursing Director Rita Casper said in the note. “[The Massachusetts Department of Public Health], Andover’s Health Division, and school nursing staff are working together to determine recommendations for screening members of our community for TB and will follow up directly with individual students and staff who might have been exposed to offer testing.”

AHS families can attend virtual information sessions with DPH, Andover Health and APS nursing on Thursday at 6 p.m. or Monday at 10 a.m.

Read more about Andover's response to the TB diagnosis.
Check Andover News for the latest updates on this and other stories.
Send us your news tips: Know about a person or group doing something interesting in Andover? An issue we should be covering? Have a press release for us to consider? Submit a news tip today!
Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Andover News
facebook twitter instagram