IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2016 GARDENING SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES
October 6, 2016: Four students at Westford Academy, the site of our October 1st Gardening Symposium, have been diagnosed with MRSA infections (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The school is being disinfected; the facility’s current focus is on the gym and sports equipment. We did not use the gym for the Symposium, nor should any attendees have come in contact with sports equipment.
MRSA manifests primarily as a skin infection but may have other symptoms. To learn more about MRSA, click here for the CDC’s fact sheet. If you have concerns about MRSA, please contact your health care provider directly. Should you need to contact the MMGA Symposium Committee, the email is SympInfo@massmastergardeners.org.
We currently have no reports of any illness among Symposium attendees. As we learn more, we will post updates.
2016 Massachusetts Gardening
Thank you for a successful event.
See you again in 2017!
Over 275 gardeners attended the October 1st Symposium. Thank
you for returning your feedback forms. We hope you enjoyed the day and your
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Mary Kocol Photography, www.marykocol.com
Karen Owens Linehan
2016 Symposium Committee and dozens of Master Garden volunteers