NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA HIN) and the USDA have created The Stomach Bug Book, a booklet designed to inform and educate school personnel on norovirus, the spread of the disease and disease prevention, and provide helpful resources for the school community. It is important that students and school personnel, such as custodians, food service workers, bus drivers and school nurses, understand the importance of hand washing and cleaning during a norovirus outbreak.
Megan just threw up, and kids are calling for help. As a school employee, what do you need to know about stomach illnesses in order to protect yourself and others at school? This handbook provides basic information and resources about how to deal with stomach bugs – particularly norovirus – in schools.