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If norovirus is the culprit, this would not be the first time Honey Creek has been impacted by it. Rockdale County voters assigned to the school had to cast their ballots elsewhere after an outbreak in February 2016.
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County health officials recommend parents:
- Monitor their child and other family members to see if they develop diarrhea and/or vomiting. "If your child develops vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home from school until their symptoms are gone for at least 24-48 hours without the aid of medication," Norton said.
- Contact their child's physician and inform them that there are students with viral gastroenteritis.
- Encourage their child and other family members to thoroughly wash their hands before preparing or eating food, after using the toilet and upon returning home from school in the afternoons. "Staff at our school will continue to work with your child to encourage proper hand washing at school," Norton said.
Honey Creek Elementary will reopen Tuesday, according to a school system spokeswoman, but officials ask parents to “keep sick children home until they are free from vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without medication.”
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