What is Norovirus?
- It is a highly contagious
illness caused by a virus.
- The most common symptoms are: Vomiting,
Diarrhea and Stomach pain.
- Most people get better in 1-2
- This virus can be serious for
some, especially the very young, the elderly and those with other chronic
- This virus is found in the
stool and vomit of infected people.
- You can become infected by:
or drinking liquids that are contaminated with Norovirus
contaminated surfaces or objects and putting your hands in your mouth
direct contact with an infected person.
Parents will be asked to pick up
students from school if they display these symptoms. We are taking measures to
avoid the spread of germs, including encouraging the usage of hand sanitizers
along with increased monitoring and cleaning of restrooms. Additionally,
students can go to the Health Office on each campus if they need medical
to help reduce the spread of this virus include:
- Stay home when you are sick
with these symptoms.
- You may want to contact your
doctor if you have a fever of over 100 degrees.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with
soap and warm water, especially after using the toilet, and before eating
or preparing food. Dry your hands thoroughly.
- Use an alcohol based hand
sanitizer and disinfect contaminated surfaces with a bleach based
- Stay healthy by eating a
balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting adequate rest and
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
with a tissue or sleeve.
- Wash contaminated clothes
immediately and thoroughly launder them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose
or mouth - germs spread that way.
- Keep surfaces clean at home,
school and work.
RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL AT LEAST 24-48 HOURS AFTER SYMPTOMS GO AWAY.