A nasty bout of a stomach virus has spread through an Oregon school district, prompting the disinfection of its buildings and the closure of an elementary school, school officials said Sunday.
The apparent virus has spread to a large number of students, staff and teachers in the Greater Albany School District in Linn County, according to a message from the district’s superintendent Melissa Goff. The message was posted on the district’s Facebook page on Friday.
The Greater Albany School District’s buildings were to be disinfected over the weekend and open for school on Monday. But after officials consulted with the Linn County Health Department, Periwinkle Elementary School will be closed on Monday, Nov. 25, according to a message from Goff posted to the district’s website on Sunday.
The message did not specify why Periwinkle Elementary would be closed but not the other schools.
The district has warned students and staff to stay home for at least 48 hours after symptoms of the stomach virus end. Symptoms have included vomiting and diarrhea, fever, aches, headache, chills, sore throat, cough and congestion.
— Emily Goodykoontz; 503-221-6652; [email protected]