TODAY | March 09, 2013
>>> of the norovirus that shut down an entire school . jenna?
>> good morning, guys. that school in vermont stayed closed for days after the norovirus hit 90% of the students and some of the staff, as well. it came on before anyone knew what was happening. wednesday morning, 3/4 of the kids of britport central school stayed home sick. by the end of the day , out of 80 students, only ten were left in school . 30% of the staff went home, as well.
>> you got many students together in a close space. so you're going to have some things go around.
>> school was canceled for the rest of the week. the vermont health department confirming on friday it is norovirus . the disease is spread by person-to-person contact, contaminated food and water, and through the air. meanwhile, the school in vermont is being scrubbed floor to ceiling before it can be opened again.
>> it was good to see that they took a -- extra precaution by shutting it down and to make sure it wasn't from the school . so that was a good feeling that they took that progressive attack.
>> and health officials will decide this weekend if it is safe to reopen the school on monday. carl?
>> lots of scare for parents. thanks.
>>> let's head outside, check the