Suspected Norovirus at Retirement Center

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

The health department won't be doing the tests to determine for certain if it is norovirus, but they say 61 people have been sick with something that is not bacterial.

Delta Retirement Center is home to 123 seniors and employs 36 staff. Nearly half the staff and 47 seniors were sick. Several of the elderly residents went to the hospital with symptons like diarrhea and vomiting.

The center has asked all residents to remain in their rooms while staff has disinfected the complex with the help of the Barry-Eaton County Health Department. The director has asked sick staff members to stay home for 72 hours after their symptoms go away.


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