MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Students at Palisade High School were back in class on Monday after their school and others in the Mesa County Valley District 51 were closed. The schools were wiped clean after a virus caused a number of illnesses.
Mesa County Public Health believes norovirus is to blame for the sick students and staff. The primary symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea.READ MORE: Cyclist Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver: Hundreds Attend Ghost Bike Dedication For Gwen Erffmeyer Inglis
Elementary and middle schools had an in service teacher day on Monday. They will open to students on Tuesday.READ MORE: Police Officer, 1 Other Person Injured In Shooting Outside Englewood Apartment Complex
The first to close, Palisade High, was more than two weeks ago on Nov. 14. In that time, the schools were disinfected.MORE NEWS: Highway 160 Reopens After Heavy Snow Forced Safety Closure Over La Veta Pass
“Custodial crews have devoted many hours to disinfecting each and every building over the break. Let’s help make sure their hard work does not go to waste and keep each other healthy!” the school district stated on Sunday.