Boston health officials say roughly 140 students and 10 staff members have contracted norovirus at the Condon Elementary School.
Teams have been sent to the school to inspect it and make sure everything was in place as far as sanitation, soap, etc. Cleaning crews were also at the school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Boston Public Schools are sending home brochures and fliers to parents letting them know what norovirus is and how to prevent the virus from spreading in their home. The Boston Public Health Department and the school district are also working with school nurses to make sure they have the support they need to treat all of the affected students.
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Any students who come down with norovirus will not be allowed to return to school until they have shown no symptoms for 24 hours. Norovirus is highly contagioius, and its symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain that last 1 to 2 days on average.
The Condon Elementary School is located at 200 D St. in Boston. There are about 800 students and 65 staff members at the school.