Viral Gastroenteritis

Jan 26

Several children and staff members at Neilson Grove School are sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea. Fraser Health is working with us to help prevent more illness. At this time, it appears that the cause of the illness is most likely a gastrointestinal virus.


Please encourage your children to wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after using the toilet and prior to eating. Public Health recommends individual towels for family members or single-use paper towels to dry their hands until this outbreak is over.

**If your child has stomach flu-like symptoms including upset stomach, vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep your child home. If your child has vomiting and/or diarrhea, it is important that your child DOES NOT return to school until at least 2 full days (48hours) AFTER the symptoms have ended AND your child feels better.**

It is also recommended that your child does not attend any group events such as birthday parties, club meetings or sporting events, etc. until at least 48 hours after symptoms have ended.

Please see our school website for more information:

Student Illnesses

Please read this information as it should help you to better understand the illness and reduce spread in your home and to others.