As you may know, norovirus, an extremely contagious stomach virus, is presently making its way through our community. A person is contagious as soon as they begin to FEEL BAD. They continue to be contagious for 3 days after feeling better. It is imperative that a student who does not feel well stay home to prevent transmission. Handwashing and disinfecting surfaces with bleach are vital in prevention of the spread of this virus. A student may return to school once they have been without fever, vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours. Once they return, handwashing and no sharing of food continue to be important practices.