Thursday, October 25, 2007


This is an update on what the Ann Arbor Public Schools is doing in regard to MRSA.

First, there are no reported cases of MRSA in the district. I am sharing information now so everyone understands what is being doing in regard to MRSA prevention and response-- if needed.

Custodial Services has been proactive about MRSA prevention issuing a disinfectant spray that kills the MRSA staph bacteria. This is being used by our custodians now to clean our gyms, cafeterias and restrooms.

In the case a true MRSA case is reported in an AAPS school, a response protocol is being developed now. This includes verification of the infection by the school nurse with the child's doctor. This is being done to prevent any confusion between a MRSA infection and another staph infection.

Outside of MLK, field turf areas are (and have been sprayed all season) with a disinfectant that kills MRSA.

More information about MRSA can be found by clicking here.

If you have any questions please call the school office.