Possible norovirus at Palm Beach Gardens Elem.

Posted at 12:20 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 17:56:56-04

The Palm Beach County Health Department is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School.

Health department spokesman Tim O'Connor said about 60 students have called out sick or have been sent home because of illness the past two days.

The health department has dispatched a team to sanitize the school.

Parents are urged to keep their children hydrated.  Students showing signs of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are asked to stay home for 48 hours.

Click here for the letter that was sent to parents on Thursday.

In March, norovirus caused higher than normal absences at Citrus Cove Elementary in Boynton Beach.

Click hereto find out how to prevent norovirus infection.