After speaking with Jason (our epidemiologist), we both felt it important to let you know we are tracking multiple norovirus outbreaks throughout the district in multiple settings, enough to elevate to epidemic levels.
You have all probably had students out with the classic GI symptoms of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea. It might be a good time to remind staff and parents that ill individuals need to stay home, practicing good hand hygiene is the best measure to prevent the spread of infection, and maybe asking custodial staff to be a little more attentive to disinfectant practices (will also be helpful as flu numbers continue to rise).
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.
Bissell, Noelle <noelle.bissell@vdh.