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.