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ATTENTION: Flu outbreak information

April 15, 2011


Elizabeth Park PS is experiencing an outbreak of the flu (Noro virus) that has resulted in an above-average rate of absenteeism in the school (both staff and student).  We have been in contact with Ottawa Public Health and we are in the process of taking the necessary steps to sterilize and disinfect surfaces in the school.  The school is remaining open.

The number one measure to try and avoid becoming ill is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, keep your hands out and away from your mouth, nose and eyes, and avoid contact with someone who is ill as much as possible.  Hand sanitizers are an adequate substitute, but should not replace hand-washing. Students who are showing symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) are to stay home and should not return to school until 48 hours after the last occurence of symptoms. Please notify the school immediately if your child begins exhibiting symptoms.

We thank you for your help and support. Please be assured that we are taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread of the virus.  Please call the office at 613-523-5406 if you have any questions.

Some additional information from Ottawa Public Health is below:

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