Important Information (9-10-18)
Published on Sep 10, 2018 12:15

Over the weekend, a parent informed the school nurse that a male student-athlete was seen and treated for a skin rash.  Results from a culture should be available today or tomorrow to identify any infection. As a result, we are taking the necessary precautions to clean and disinfect the weight room, athletic training room and boys’ locker room.  The girls’ locker room will also undergo cleaning. Other common areas in the building are also being addressed. Following practices today all student-athletes will be asked to remove all items and equipment from their lockers to take home, with the exception of football helmets and shoulder pads.  Disinfecting of those will be addressed this afternoon. All cloth items should be laundered at home in hot water. Pads from football pants and soccer shin guards should be sprayed with a disinfectant and allowed to air dry. At this time, the locker rooms, athletic training room and weight room are not accessible to students.  Once the custodial staff are able to clean the areas of concern, students will be able to use these facilities again. Coaches will review this information with their teams as well. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 


Students should always bring to the attention of the school nurse or athletic trainer any wounds or skin rashes that are questionable, and should be thorough in keeping any wounds clean with mild soap and water and covered with a bandage.  In addition, any student-athlete who sees a physician for evaluation of a wound, skin rash, and/or possible infection must provide a written clearance note to the athletic trainer from the physician, as they would with any other injury or illness while in season.  Thank you for your assistance with this.


Best regards,


Nancy Gustafson, Superintendent

Millis Public Schools

245 Plain St.

Millis, MA 02054


Phone: 508-376-7001

Fax: 508-376-7020

Twitter: NLGustafson

 

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