Widespread outbreak of norovirus closes Centennial school

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A private school was closed Wednesday because of a widespread outbreak of norovirus.

Shepherd of the Hills Christian School (7691 S. University Blvd.) said in a Facebook post that students and staff were affected, and it was closed in accordance with the Tri-County Health Department.

Classrooms will be disinfected during the closure, which will also allow those who are affected "the opportunity to recuperate," the school said.

Norovirus is a stomach bug that can be very unpleasant and is highly contagious, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Norovirus can be serious for young children and older adults.

Most people make a full recovery within one or two days without treatment.

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