Sacramento County Public Health is investigating a possible Norovirus outbreak at Elverta Elementary School. So far, 33 students and 5 faculty members have presented with symptoms.
Out of an abundance of caution, Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye has advised that the school close to allow for a deep cleaning.
"Public Health is working closely with school officials to investigate the outbreak,” said Dr. Olivia Kasirye via written statement from the department.
Norovirus is described as being "the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States." The symptoms commonly include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. The virus can last for one to three days in most people.