Isaac Dickson Elementary has many students and staff out sick with what we suspect may be Norovirus. Your child may have been in contact with someone who has been sick with this virus. This type of virus is very contagious. It affects the stomach and intestines and commonly causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever & chills.
Public Health officials are working with us to control the number of students, families and teachers who get sick. You can help us in two big ways: Keep students who are sick home until 24 hours after diarrhea and vomiting end. And encourage everyone to wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before making, serving or eating food.
By the way, hand sanitizers do NOT work with this virus. Bleach products are best for killing this germ but never use bleach straight.
You can call the Health Department at 250-5109 for more information,
or read more about Norovirus and how to stay healthy here.