Confirmed Case Of MRSA Reported At Union County School

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Officials say a confirmed case of MRSA has been reported at Union Elementary School.

Principal Deaton sent the following message to parents in reference to the confirmed case of MRSA staph infection:

Today, we had a confirmed case of the MRSA staph infection reported.

A strict protocol is followed when there is a confirmed case in any school. Letters are sent home with all students who are in the same classrooms, ride the bus and are in after school sports programs with the student who has been confirmed with the infection. In addition to the letter being sent home, all areas the infected student came in contact with are cleaned and sanitized.

I can assure you that we are working very closely with our school nurses and the Union County Health Department and are carefully following all established protocol.

And please remember, if there is a confirmed case in your child’s classroom, the school will notify you by letter stating this.

Officials stressed that the areas where the infected student made contact with had been cleaned and sanitized.  No other details have been released at this time.