BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Classes are canceled at all Brunswick City Schools until Tuesday due to a rapidly spreading Norovirus, school officials confirmed to Fox 8 News.
The schools have seen an alarming number of sickouts in recent days. Monday, classes were canceled at all 10 of the Brunswick City School District’s elementary and middle schools. School officials now say the symptoms have spread to the high school and they are closing the building.
Brunswick City Schools have a scheduled day off on Friday. Students will return to school Tuesday after the Memorial Day holiday.
All building events have been canceled. All outside sporting events will go on.
The Norovirus is also affecting final exams. The district posted the following information on its website.
“The remaining senior exams have been canceled with the exception of the following: Seniors who need to pass a final in order to pass a class, and seniors who want to take a final to improve a semester grade. Those seniors MUST report to school on Tuesday, May 28th at the regularly scheduled class period time to take their finals. All others will be exempted from the final.”
A fact sheet posted on the district’s website explains the symptoms of a Norovirus, which is basically a stomach flu.
Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache and muscle aches.
A carrier can still be contagious even after they feel better, so the superintendent has asked parents to keep their child home for an additional three days after the symptoms subside.
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