Central City School “Stomach Flu” Outbreak

The Central City School District is cautioning parents to keep their kids at home if they are sick.  A letter from Superintendent Tim Cronin was posted on Facebook on Monday. The letter stated that the school is experiencing a greater than normal amount of gastrointestinal virus sickness from students, and asked families if their child is complaining of a stomach ache to keep them home for the day, and if they are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea they should stay home for 48hours.

The letter also stated that other symptoms include cramping, headache, fever, chills and muscle aches.  Symptoms usually start 10 to 12 hours after exposure.  The letter states the best way to prevent the virus is to wash hands with soap and water after using the restroom and before eating.  Parents can call the school nurse with any questions.