Notice of Illness
Estes Park Elementary School is experiencing a high rate of gastrointestinal illness. Several are confirmed cases of Norovirus, a highly contagious virus. Symptoms include: Diarrhea, vomiting, low-grade fever, body aches, headache, and abdominal cramping.
The superintendent, district nurse, and principals are working together in cooperation with the communicable disease team at Larimer County Department of Health. The district is following the guidance provided by LCDH.
- Any sick student is being isolated and then sent home.
- High-touch surfaces will receive extra disinfecting over the weekend in addition to routine cleaning measures.
- Superintendent and the Board of Education are in consult.
- Buses have been disinfected in advance of evening routes.
How families can help
If your student experiences any of these symptoms, please keep them home. Due to the high rate of transmission with this virus, students need to be symptom-free for 48 hours before they may return to school.
Please read the attached information from the CDC.