Also of Interest...Communicable Disease ,
MRSA and Schools: Center for Disease Control Information
Should schools close because of an MRSA infection?
The decision to close a school for any communicable disease should be made by school officials in consultation with local and/or state public health officials. However, in most cases, it is not necessary to close schools because of an MRSA infection in a student. It is important to note that MRSA transmission can be prevented by simple measures such as hand hygiene and covering infections.
Should the school be closed to be cleaned or disinfected when an MRSA infection occurs?
Should the entire school community be notified of every MRSA infection?
Should the school be notified that my child has an MRSA infection?
Should students with MRSA skin infections be excluded from attending school?
Practical Advice for Teachers
Advice for School Health Personnel
MRSA in Healthcare Settings
Overview of MRSA in Healthcare Settings
Fact Sheet for Healthcare Personnel
MRSA Prevention Healthcare Guideline (PDF, 74pp.)
Hand Hygiene Healthcare Guideline
MRSA in the Community
Overview of MRSA in the Community
Information for the Public
Information for Healthcare Providers
Clinical Management Strategies (PDF, 24pp.)
Educational Materials (Posters and Information Sheet)
Questions and Answers about MRSA for School Health Professionals*, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
MRSA Toolkit for Middle & High Schools*, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
MRSA Facts for Schools* (80k PDF, 2pp.) Connecticut Department of Public Health
Guidelines for Reducing the Spread of Staph/CAMRSA in Non-Healthcare Settings, v2* (735k PDF, 3pp.) Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Strategies for Clinical Management of MRSA in the Community: Summary of an Experts' Meeting (279k PDF, 24pp.)