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More than 40 Colorado schools close after virus outbreak

More than 40 Colorado schools close after virus outbreak”

County health officials have said they are still working to determine the illness.

Health officials are encouraging everyone to wash their hands, not share personal items and to stay home from school and other public places for at least 24 hours after your symptoms stop. "That's causing the further spread of the illness and making it more concerning than a typical gastrointestinal virus, much like norovirus".

This is the first time that the district has had to close all of its schools due to an illness, according to D51 nursing coordinator Tanya Marvin, who added that the districtwide closure was a "highly unusual action", though a necessary one.

The district, the largest in western Colorado with 22,000 students, believes there is also a second related strain of the virus now that has affected some students who were previously sick.

Caprock Academy, a state-authorized charter school not apart of District 51, is scheduled to remain open. The agency notes that patients in this outbreak report feeling better within 12-24 hours.

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Norovirus, which is also known as the stomach bug (not to be confused with influenza), is highly contagious.

School officials say Rocky Mountain Elementary School in Clifton would be closed Wednesday and Juniper Ridge Community School in Grand Junction would be closed the rest of the week.

Colorado Public Radio reports there are now four schools in Mesa County that have closed since the sickness appeared last week.

'We understand that a district-wide closure is an inconvenience to families and a rare step to take, ' Dr Diana Sirko, District 51's superintendent, said in a statement.

Over the course of the next few weeks, the district's custodial crews and environmental health and safety team will perform an intense cleaning of the school buildings.



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