NC school closes after 50 teachers, staff fall ill

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MATTHEWS, N.C. — About 50 teachers and staff members were sick Monday at Covenant Day School in Matthews, and the school had to close because there were not enough teachers to hold class.

The school will also be closed on Tuesday.

Health department officials said the faculty members became ill with norovirus-like symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The staff ate a meal together Friday night. About 70 people from the school attended. The lunch was catered by Jersey Mikes on Matthews Township Parkway in Matthews. The health department is working with the school and the restaurant to determine what happened.

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