DC Health Department confirms norovirus outbreak at Hospital for Sick Children

The D.C. Health Department confirmed on Saturday that the Hospital for Sick Children is dealing with an outbreak of norovirus.

The hospital issued a statement indicating that three patients tested positive for norovirus.

According to a memo circulated among the staff, the outbreak occurred in the 2E section of the facility.

The memo noted that staff with norovirus symptoms must remain home until 48 hours after their symptoms are resolved.

In addition, visitor restrictions are in effect. Visitors under 12 are not permitted to visit, as are visitors with norovirus symptoms.

The symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and malaise.

Editorial Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated visitors under 12 were permitted to visit at the hospital. This article has been updated to correctly state visitors under 12 are not permitted to visit at the hospital.