Cathedral Catholic temporarily closes after MRSA scare
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A private Carmel Valley high school was closed Friday
so the campus could be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after a student may
have exposed others to a dangerous drug-resistant staph infection.
The student at Cathedral Catholic High School may have Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA, according to the school's website.
In a letter to parents, posted on Cathedral Catholic's website, school
officials said, “We feel that we are best serving the interests and well-being
of our students, families and employees by taking this precaution. The campus
will remain closed to all student, faculty, staff and parents until school
resumes Monday morning.”
In addition to classes, all weekend on-campus athletic and drama
activities were canceled. Some off-campus activities may take place as
scheduled; however, no one will be allowed on campus to pick up equipment and
uniforms, school officials said.