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   Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

   Allergies & PTA Events


Methicillin-resistent staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, is a staph infection that is spread through direct contact. Although difficult, it is often successfully treated with the use of proper skin care and antibiotics. 


District 204 Building Operations staff work with custodians to review guidelines from the Illinois Department of Health and ensure that proper cleaning protocols are followed.


The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of MRSA:

    • Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Clean cuts and scrapes and cover with a bandage until healed
    • Avoid contact with other people's wounds and bandages
    • Avoid sharing personal items such as towels and razors

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Allergies & PTA Events


PTAs and schools work together to offer programs beneficial and safe to all children.  The issue of childhood allergies and the danger they may pose to some students continues to be an issue that requires smart planning and forethought. 


The district has instructed each school to deal with parties and events on a building-by-building basis; therefore, procedures may vary.  Many schools and PTAs across the district have found a way to balance the needs of students with allergies, while still offering enjoyable programs to their entire student body. 


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