MRSA Infection: Can You Work or Attend School?

Persons with a MRSA infection can work or attend school under the following conditions: 

  • Skin infections need to be covered, and the dressing needs to remain dry and intact. In other words, drainage should not be visible on the dressing. A soiled dressing will quickly spread MRSA bacteria to the surrounding environment.
  • The individual is able to keep the dressing in place. Young children and the mentally challenged may have a longer absence from school and/or work due to inability to keep the dressing intact.