Laurel Schools Take Steps To Avoid Staph Infections

Posted: 10/25/2007 by that's Elbert in Delaware, education, health, Laurel, Laurel Delaware, News & Politics, schools

The Laurel School District sent home a letter today briefing parents on the staph bacteria MRSA. It provided general information on the Department of Health’s guidelines:

  • The person with a staph infection is to be out of school for 48 hours.
  • The person is to take an antibiotic.
  • When the person returns to school, the area on the person that was treated should remain covered.

The letter gave advice to help prevent staph, including washing your hands, keeping cuts and scraps clean, don’t touch other people’s cuts or bandages, and don’t share personal items such as towels, razors, etc.

Finally, the letter reads:

…the Laurel School District is taking proactive measures to avoid any possible outbreak. We have started the process of disinfecting all appropriate areas in all out schools. We believe we are taking good precautions, and hope that by notifying parents about the issue we will reinforce the importance of good hygiene at home as well as in our buildings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal and/or school nurse.

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