Norovirus Outbreak Forces Barnstable School To Close Friday

Centerville Elementary School (Credit Barnstable, MA Public Schools)

BARNSTABLE, MA (WBZ-AM) – A school on the cape has been shut down due to a suspected case of Norovirus. The Centerville Elementary school in Barnstable is closed Friday while crews do a deep cleaning of the building.

Barnstable Superintendent of Schools Meg Mayo-Brown, says more than 200 students and staff started showing symptoms on Wednesday

Mayo-Brown says they're giving kids a long 3-day weekend while the school undergoes a deep cleaning.

School officials are asking parents to keep their sick kids home from school until they're free of all symptoms for at least 24 hours.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

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