MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A third school on the Western Slope is shut down because of sick students and staff. District 51 in Mesa County says Rocky Mountain Elementary School will be closed on Wednesday for disinfection.
School officials hope to reopen on Thursday.READ MORE: All-Terrain Wheelchairs Roll Out At Staunton State Park Next Month
Last week, Palisade High School shut down on Thursday and Friday for an illness that caused students to vomit. Days later, Mount Garfield Middle School closed over the weekend and stayed closed on Monday for the same reasons.READ MORE: Man Killed In Lakewood Hit-And-Run
Mesa County Public Health believes this could all be caused by a gastrointestinal virus acting like the norovirus. They urge anyone feeling symptoms like nausea or diarrhea to stay home for at least three days.MORE NEWS: 1 Person Dies, 3 Others Hurt In Single-Vehicle Crash In Denver