Recently, there has been mounting concern in our school communities about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This page will summarize the precautions your district should take and provide a summary of reference resources available.
- Instruct students and staff to thoroughly wash their hands and keep cuts, sores and other open wounds covered with a band-aid.
- When MRSA skin infections occur, cleaning and disinfection should be performed on surfaces that are likely to contact uncovered or poorly covered infections.
- Cleaning surfaces with detergent-based cleaners or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectants is effective at removing MRSA from the environment.
- It is important to read the instruction labels on all cleaners to make sure they are used safely and appropriately.
- Environmental cleaners and disinfectants should not be used to treat infections.
The EPA provides a list of EPA-registered products effective against MRSA.