The Norovirus has hit 3 nursing homes in Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley. Full story from Robert Digitale at The Press Democrat

The three senior care facilities reported more than 50 new cases of norovirus, said Dr. Leigh Hall, Sonoma County’s deputy public health officer.

Two of the three facilities are located in the Sonoma Valley, and the third is in Santa Rosa.

The county refuses to identify the facilities until an outbreak is declared over, saying they fear operators will not report norovirus cases otherwise.

The county continues to monitor two facilities in Rohnert Park and Petaluma that previously reported norovirus cases. The two facilities reported three new cases over the weekend but none on Monday.