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Norovirus closes Harvard Faculty Club twice in one week

April 08, 2010
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CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Harvard Faculty Club has closed for the second time in one week after as many as 200 individuals have contracted norovirus at the restaurant and lodge, according to the Boston Globe.
The Harvard Faculty Club, which was closed on March 30 because of a norovirus scare, will remain closed for at least seven days while the entire building is cleaned and disinfected, the story stated.
A cleaning crew was brought in to clean the Harvard Faculty Club following the initial norovirus scare and was deemed "spotless" by city inspectors, the story noted.
According to the story, though the city of Cambridge screened roughly 100 full- and part-time employees of the Harvard Faculty Club before it reopened for Easter Sunday brunch, the efforts were not enough to curb the spread of the virus.
Louise Rice, director of public nursing for the city of Cambridge, said: "It''s very hard to rub out entirely."
The Harvard Faculty Club is encouraging any individual who became ill after dining there to contact a doctor and report the illness to the Cambridge Public Health Department at (617) 665-3800 so the cases can be properly documented, the story added.
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