Trailblazer Elementary Students To Return To School After Illness Breakout

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Students at Trailblazer Elementary School in Highlands Ranch will return to class after more than 30 students became ill last week.

School officials are investigating a possible norovirus outbreak.

Douglas County School District spokeswoman Paula Hans confirmed that there was some sort of illness at the school with students exhibiting similar symptoms to norovirus. Those symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.

Norovirus is extremely contagious and is spread through the air, food or contact with common surfaces.

School officials said it started with the first graders at Trailblazer Elementary located at 9760 S. Hackberry Street in Highlands Ranch and then spread throughout the school.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Parents told CBS4 they are taking every precaution.

“Just having them wash their hands obviously, repeatedly and washing their clothes. Don’t have them wear the same clothes and just making sure their lunch boxes are clean,” said parent Tanya Schmitt.

The school has been cleaned from top to bottom. Parents also received a letter informing them of the illness. School officials said if a child does develop symptoms, it’s important to keep the child home from school for at least 48 hours after the final symptom has passed.

Classes will continue on Monday as scheduled.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

JonBenét Ramsey Docuseries
DAY OF SERVICE

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia