MRSA Toolkit for Middle and High Schools


This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in middle and high schools. It contains educational materials targeted to the school health team, athletic directors/coaches, custodians, athletes/students and parents.

We suggest that you review all the material provided and use them appropriately to fit your situation.

Documents in this toolkit have been reviewed or revised in November 2012.

How to use this MRSA Toolkit
Table of Contents
Physician Endorsement

Athletic Department

  1. Infection Control Policies, Procedures and Implmentation Checklist
  2. Infection Control Guidance for Athletic Directors/Coaches
  3. Annotated BibliographyMRSA Skin Infections in Athletes
  4. How to Wash Your Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)

Parents of Athletes

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  2. Prevention of MRSA (DVD) 
  3. Does your child really need an antibiotic for a skin infection? (brochure)
  4. Living with MRSA (booklet) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto)
  5. Living with MRSA (printable) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto imprimible)  
  6. Sample letter to notify parents of MRSA

Student Athletes

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  2. MRSA Fact Sheet (11 x 17 poster)
  3. How to Wash Your Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  4. How to Use Hand Sanitizer to prevent illness (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  5. Does your child really need an antibiotic for a skin infection? (brochure)
  6. A Good Offense is still the Best Defense (poster)
  7. Sport Posters
  8. Living with MRSA (booklet) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto)
  9. Living with MRSA (printable) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto imprimible)

Health Team

  1. Infection Control Policies, Procedures and Practice Checklist
  2. Guidance for School Nurses on MRSA 
  3. Guidance for School Nurses on Clostridium difficile
  4. Quick Reference Environmental Cleaning
  5. Annotated Bibliography in Teams
  6. How to Wash Your Hands ( 8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  7. How to Use Hand Sanitizer to prevent illness (8 1/2 x 11 poster)

Health Team--Parents and Students

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  2. MRSA Fact Sheet (11 x 17 poster)
  3. How to Wash Your Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  4. Does your child really need an antibiotic for a skin infection? (brochure)
  5. Don't Let This Happen to You (11 x 17 poster)
  6. Stop the Spread of MRSA (11 x 17 poster)
  7. MRSA Hurts (11 x 17 poster)
  8. Living with MRSA (booklet) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto)
  9. Living with MRSA (printable) ¿Cómo vivir con MRSA? (folleto imprimible)
  10. Information Email or Article MRSA
  11. Sample letter to notify parents of MRSA
  12. A Clean School (11 x 17 poster for middle schools)
  13. Clean for Health (11 x 17 poster for high schools)

Health Team--Teachers

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  2. MRSA Fact Sheet (11 x 17 poster)
  3. How to Wash Your Hands ( 8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  4. Informational Email or Article MRSA
  5. A Clean School (11 x 17 poster for middle schools)
  6. Clean for Health (11 x 17 poster for high schools)

School Custodians

  1. MRSA Fact Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 poster)
  2. MRSA Fact Sheet (11 x 17 poster)
  3. Custodian Guidance for Custodians
  4. Clean for Health (11 x 17 poster)
  5. How to Wash Your Hands (8 1/2 x 11 poster)