Mel Chadbourne, RN,
Together we work to
keep students healthy. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Norovirus is back in the area. Unfortunately we
see this 'bug' every winter. Thankfully it is usually short-lived, lasting 1-3
days. Vomiting and diarrhea are the classic signs but muscle ache, low grade
fever and chills. can occasionally be present as well. Norovirus is not the
flu. Unfortunately there is no medication to treat norovirus. It just needs to
run its course. Handwashing is the best prevention measure. Any ill
individuals should remain home during the symptomatic period and for at least
24 hours after all symptoms resolve. If your child is sick during the day,
please do not send them to school the next day even if they are feeling fine.