We have had several cases of MRSA in our township schools here in southern New Jersey. It is a bit scary. I had one a few years ago. Lucky for me it didn't break the blood barrier, but boy was it a mess to deal with. I was very sick and it was hard to find an antibiotic that would treat it.
Our schools did shut down and disinfect. The high school shut down twice because the superintendant wasn't happy with the way it was done initially. The first I heard of an out break was when it hit a school 40 minutes south of us and the following week it was in our backyard (sort of speak). I was really suprised at how quickly it spread.
I would contact the school and see what they are doing about this and notify others in your community if nothing has been done. The state where you live may also have rule and guidelines that dictate what the schools need to do in the matter. I wish you luck - Kristin
I agree that MRSA is very common. It's widespread but, hopefully with all the media attention its getting this year maybe it will get under control soon. I keep a bottle of germ-x with me at all times.