• Plymouth charter school closed Friday due to Noro-like stomach bug


    PLYMOUTH, Mass. – A nasty stomach bug that’s going around has people across the area concerned and out of commission for up to a day.

    The virus shows Noro-like symptoms and is hitting especially hard in Plymouth where at least one school will be closed Friday because of the rapid spread.

    Administrators at the Rising Tide Charter School told Boston 25 News that the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution”.  The school serves grades 5-12.

    “It is very quick you are out of commission for at least 24 hours you can’t do anything,” Debbie Keczkemethy said.

    According to health officials, 20 percent of the 664 students at Rising Tide Charter School and 10 of 45 staff members came down with the illness.

    The Plymouth Board of Health made the recommendation to close the school Friday after notifying the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

    “It was terrible, it’s awful and it spreads like crazy,” Keczkemethy said.

    Health officials said that intensive cleaning is underway inside the school and on the school buses that are shared through the Plymouth Public School system.

    Classes at Rising Tide Charter School are scheduled to resume on Tuesday.


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