CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Area School District Superintendent Denise Keltz told board members Monday night that a serious issue was averted thanks to the work of the district’s staff.
On Friday, a high school student was found to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA), a type of infection that has been found to not respond to a certain family of antibiotics.
Keltz thanked the work of the custodial and cleaning stff at the district, which was already in the process of disinfecting after hearing of a case of MRSA at the DuBois Area School District.
“The staff really kind of rose to the occasion this weekend,” she said.
Keltz said that although MRSA is a serious issue, the district responded with what the Centers for Disese Control and Prevention said was “over and above” what needed to be done.
Clearfield Area High School Principal John Law said administrators there are telling coaches to warn their teams to not share things such as towels and soap and to wear flip-flops when using locker-room showers.