AKRON, Ohio— State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today applauded the Summit County Health Department for their response to a confirmed case of Tuberculosis at The Jennings Community Learning Center Middle School in the Akron lawmaker’s legislative district.

“This case highlights how important public health resources are to our community and our state,” said Sykes. “The Summit County Public Health Department was able to react quickly with the proper protocols in place to ensure students and families in our community have the information they need to get tested and stay healthy. I encourage all remaining staff and students to get tested and follow up with local health officials.”

Following Tuesday’s screenings, the county health department will offer additional screenings today at Jennings Community Learning Center Middle School, 227 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron 44310 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Summit County Public Health Department also has a hotline set up to handle any questions: (330) 375-2772

Sykes holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Florida College of Public Health and has led public health campaigns during her time in law school. At the state capitol, she serves on the Health and Human Services budget panel and the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee.



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