You have to love Norovirus. It goes from Five Star Hotels to fancy venues like San Francisco’s Moscone Center before it lands on the simple Salem Mission, Oregon’s Capital City’s 34-bed homeless center on Mission Street.
Residents and staff at Salem Mission caught the highly contagious virus last week, Oregon health officials say. About 20 people were sick last Thursday and Friday with both vomiting and diarrhea.
The Mission is being cleaned by sanitizing surfaces with bleach and water; and replacing all linens and bedding. Anyone coming or going at the Mission will now be required to use hand sanitizers.
No common food source for the outbreak is known. There’s a Salem News Online story here.