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Norovirus

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus illness is often called by other names, such as food poisoning or the stomach flu. It causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines), which leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. 

Community Resources

Norovirus Illness: Key Facts (pdf)

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Extra Cleaning Instructions for Housekeeping Staff (pdf)
English (pdf) |  Spanish (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Poster: Did You Wash Your Hands? (pdf)
English (pdf)| Spanish (pdf)
Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Provider Resources

Key Infection Control Recommendations for the Control of Norovirus Outbreaks in Healthcare Setting (pdf)
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gastroenteritis (GI) Outbreak Checklist (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Extra Cleaning Instructions for Housekeeping Staff (pdf)
English (pdf)| Spanish (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Poster: Norovirus Alert (pdf)
English (pdf)| Spanish (pdf)
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in California Long-term Care Facilities (pdf)
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines (pdf)

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective Against Norovirus (pdf)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Norovirus: Facts for First Responders
Source: Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Instructions: Norovirus PCR Specimen Collection and Requirements
Form: Gastroenteritis Outbreak Specimen Submission for Norovirus PCR
Source: Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory.

Contact Information

Disease Control Unit

Public Health Division

Health Services

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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.4417842, -122.7158781

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