MRSA Playbook / Guide

Although there is more research to be done about MRSA, you can help reduce the spread of it now with the following five-point plan, from the STOP MRSA Now Playbook:

  1. Scrub up - Wash hands for at least 15 seconds (enough time to sing "Happy Birthday" twice), or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer
  2. Wipe it down - Use a bleach solution to disinfect surfaces (1 tablespoon of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 quart of water)
  3. Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered until healed
  4. Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items
  5. Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment

The STOP MRSA Now Playbook was developed by a panel of MRSA experts and also provides:

  • Easy-to-understand information about MRSA, what it is and how it spreads
  • Setting specific prevention information for public places including athletic facilities, childcare centers and schools
  • How-to information for disinfecting surfaces, proper hand washing techniques and more