Norovirus Case Confirmed In Tooele County
STANSBURY PARK, Utah – Administrators at Bonneville Academy alerted parents on Monday that a case of norovirus has been confirmed at the school.
In a letter to parents and guardians, the school urged families with affected children to keep the kids at home while they are sick. The letter also noted siblings should stay home, too.
“Even if they just have an upset stomach, please keep them home while they are feeling ill, as it is possible that they may vomit while at school,” the Health Department is quoted in the letter. “We also ask that if your child attending this school has siblings in other schools that you take care to keep those siblings home from school if they are experiencing similar symptoms.”
Tooele County has now joined Weber County, Salt Lake County and Utah County where cases of the norovirus have been confirmed.
Hygiene is a key factor in preventing the spread of norovirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend washing hands thoroughly and often, rinsing fruits and vegetables before consumption, cooking shellfish thoroughly, staying home when sick for two days after symptoms stop, and avoiding preparing food for others while sick and for two days after symptoms stop.
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