VIRUS ALERT, 12/28/2022 FROM John Hopkins Dr.P.H.
A local assisted living facility has an outbreak of Norovirus, which causes intense vomiting and diarrhea.
Unlike Covid and seasonal Influenza which get into your body through your nose, Norovirus goes into your mouth, from particles of infected and/or contaminated food (long story).
If my frail guests get the Norovirus, they will dehydrate quickly and lose their appetites for a week. Gatorade and a “brat” diet will be implemented.
We’re prepared to defend both communities with special bleach cleaning and soap/water hand washing (not hand sanitizer).
The best defense is to not let it in…
Visitors- Please don’t visit if you have any G.I. symptoms
Staff-please report symptoms to a nursing supervisor, so we can track peoples’ illnesses and recoveries
We’re still on high alert for Covid and seasonal flus.
N95 masks are the best protection for you to not get the viruses and to not transmit them.
THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF. I WILL END VISITING IMMEDIATELY IF I HAVE AN OUTBREAK OF ANY VIRUS.
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES AND VIRAL OUTBREAKS