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Elverta Schools Shut Down Amid Norovirus Outbreak

November 11, 2019


AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THE HOTLINE IS FUNDED BY THESE ORGANIZATIONS. THERE IS NO FEDERAL TAX MONEY INCLUDED. DOZENS OF LOCAL STUDENTS ARE SICK TONIGHT WITH THE NOROVIRUS. THEIR SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN SO THE VIRUS DOESN’T SPREAD. THE SCHOOLS AFFECTED INCLUDE ALBERTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ALPHA, AND ALPHA CHARTER SCHOOL. ALL OF THEM ARE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. LEMOR ABRAMS IS LIVE NOW WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WITH THE VERY LATEST. Reporter: PARENTS TELL ME THIS VIRUS RIPPED THROUGH THREE SCHOOLS AND TONIGHT SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. SHANNON CALLAHAN SAID THEY DROPPED LIKE DOMINOES. ONE AFTER ANOTHER. IN THE VERY FEW MINUTES I WAS HERE. Reporter: DOZENS OF CHILDREN AND SOME STAFF STICK — SICK WITH STOMACH FLU SYMPTOMS LATER DISCOVERED TO BE NOROVIRUS. IT SPREAD TO ALPHA CHARTER SCHOOL FORCING A QUICK SHUT DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS GETTING SICK AT SCHOOL. Reporter: DALLAS DIDN’T CATCH THE VIRUS BUT WAS SENT HOME ANYWAY ALONG WITH HIS SIBLINGS. ALL THREE CAMPUSES NOW EMPTY BUT NO ONE ALLOWED ON EXCEPT THE PARENT LEAVING WITH THEIR SICK KIDS AND MAINTENANCE CREWS SANITIZING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT ISSUING PARENTS A LETTER WARNING DON’T BRING KIDS TO SCHOOL. AND HAVE YOUR CHILD STAY HOME IF THEY’VE HAD SYMPTOMS OF VOMITING, DIARRHEA OR FEVER UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER SYMPTOMS HAVE RESOLVED. DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO PROTECT THE KIDS AND STAFF. ALL OF US AT HOME. Reporter: THE SCHOOLS ARE WORKING WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THEY CONTROL THE VIRUS. BUT WHAT CAUSED IT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ILL. ABOUT THEIR SYMPTOMS AND WHAT THEY’VE EATEN. AND ALSO WE WILL COLLECT SPECIMENS. Reporter: THE NOROVIRUS INFLAMES THE STOMACH OR INTESTINES AND IS HIGHLY INFECTIOUS. SPREAD FROM PERSON-TO-PERSON. FOR MOST PEOPLE, IT IS SOMETHING TO GET OVER. AND RETURN TO THEIR NORMAL ACTIVITIES. Reporter: 20 MILLION PEOPLE GET IT EACH YEAR. BUT THERE IS NO VACCINE TO PREVENT IT. SHANNON FORCES HER KIDS TO WASH THEIR HANDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, HER MANTRA, IT WILL PASS. IT’S A VIRUS. YOU KNOW? Reporter: SCHOOL RESUMES MONDAY. PARENTS ARE BEING ASKED TO

2 Comments

  • Reply Donald gang March 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    This is good

  • Reply Haley Evans September 3, 2018 at 8:55 am

    This is my school And that kid Dallas is in my class

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