]Norovirus Outbreak at Evacuation Shelter in Lower Lake

Lake County Public Health, the Red Cross and Konocti Unified School District are working to control a norovirus outbreak at the Lower Lake High School evacuation shelter. Norovirus is a very common cause of “stomach flu”. It is highly contagious and can spread quickly in settings where people come in close contact with each other, such as an evacuation shelter. To help prevent further spread of the virus, some actions are being taken including: grouping those with symptoms together, addding additional handwashing stations, and environmental cleaning and disinfection.