Dozens of students, staff sick in possible norovirus outbreak

Dozens of students, staff sick in possible norovirus outbreak


HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THE ILLNESSES? REPORTER: WHILE SCHOOL SESSIONS WERE NOT CALLED OFF MANY PARENTS KEPT THEIR STUDENTS HOME FROM CLASS FRIDAY IN YOLO COUNTY. FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN WOODLAND AND EVEN MORE IN WEST SACRAMENTO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE NOROVIRUS STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE FALLING ILL WITH SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO A STOMACH FLU.>>WE DID A DEEP CLEAN OF THE SCHOOL SITE THAT WAS FIRST AFFECTED AND SINCE THEN WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH COUNTY HEALTH TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO OUR FAMILIES. REPORTER: WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF SAID STUDENTS STARTED SHOWING SYPTOMS HERE A WEEK AGO WITH AS MANY AS 70 ABSENT TODAY. THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN CLEANING CLASSROOMS WHERE THEY HAVE HAD HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS OF SICK STUDENTS.>>IT HASN’T REALLY BEEN ISOLATED TO ANY PARTICULAR CLASSES OR AREAS SO WE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIYING WHERE WE DO HAVE A CRITICAL MASS AND THEN DOING A DEEP CLEANING OF THOSE AREAS. REPORTER: BUT NO SCHOOLS IN WOODLAND OR WEST SACRAMENTO HAVE HAD TO CLOSE AT THIS POINT. IN ELVERTA, SCHOOL WORKERS WERE CONDUCTING A DEEP CLEAN AT THREE SCHOOLS THERE. MORE THAN 50 STUDENTS SHOWED SYMPTOMS WITHIN THIS DISTRICT, LEADING ADMINISTRATORS TO CLOSE THE SCHOOLS WHILE THEY ARE

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