WEDNESDAY 4/13/2022 5:30 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A local school announced it will be closed for an extra day after they learned more information about people getting sick.

According to St. Peter Lutheran School’s Facebook page, officials have learned more students and staff are ill with “GI symptoms.”

Staff explained they have decided to close the school again Thursday, April 14, to allow for the building to be cleaned. They mention norovirus in the release and what to do cleaning-wise to prevent further illness from spreading.

The CDC describes the virus as very contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhea to anyone who catches it.

Health officials say the three easiest ways to pick up the virus are through:

  • Having direct contact with an infected person.
  • Consuming contaminated food or water.
  • Touching contaminated surfaces and then putting your unwashed hands in your mouth.

School staff says it is recommended that everyone should stay at home for 48 hours once symptoms are gone.

The release states that classes will resume on Tuesday, April 19.

Original Story: Illness-related staffing shortage closes school in Appleton

WEDNESDAY 4/13/2022 10:47 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – One school in Appleton had to cancel classes following staffing shortages that officials say are tied to an illness.

St. Peter Lutheran School posted on its Facebook that the school was closed for Wednesday following staffing shortages. Officials said the shortages were related to illness.

Both the school and Early Childhood ministry were not able to have classes. The school is located on N2740 North French Road in Appleton.

More information can be found on their website.

There was no additional information provided, Local 5 will update this story if more details are released.