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Norovirus cited as cause of illness at FHS

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It appears last week's outbreak of illness at Farmington High School could have been prevented by something as simple as thorough hand washing.


Washing hands is the first line of defense against norovirus.

On Friday, Farmington School District officials learned the cause of the 60-plus sick calls at Farmington High School on Oct. 10. According to the Minnesota Department of Health's findings, norovirus is to blame.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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