To: CSB/SJU Students, Faculty & Staff
From: Stearns County Environmental & Public Health Departments
Re: New information regarding Norovirus
This communication should serve to update and clarify the information regarding the current norovirus outbreak on the CSB/SJU campuses. There are some useful links and good tips for spring break. ol start="1" type="1">
Wash hands diligently. Use hand sanitizers when handwashing is not available. Although hand sanitizers may say “antibacterial”, most will have an alcohol content that is effective in reducing norovirus.
Do not work if ill. Wait 72 hours after symptoms subside before returning to work. This is especially important for food service workers!
Any area where there has been vomiting or diarrhea should be cleaned and sanitized. Sanitize with a 10% solution of bleach when possible.
Please use the following links for more information:
Effectiveness of hand sanitizers & hand hygiene http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/
General info about norovirus http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/gastro/norovirus.htm
The contact person for the CSB/SJU campus is Ganard Orionzi, Director of Environmental Health & Safety 363-5277 or 363-3267 or [email protected]
The contact person for Stearns County Environmental Health is Lisa Schleisman 656-3613 or [email protected]
The contact person for Stearns County Public Health is Mary Pittman-Mach 656-6155 or [email protected]