Virus shutters Astoria shelter for a week

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A stomach virus has spread quickly in an Astoria emergency shelter, forcing a six-day closure.

The Daily Astorian reports ( ) the shelter houses about 40 people per night, and the closure will likely force them to survive on the street for one week.

The outbreak of a stomach virus has sickened 12 people, all of whom will be allowed to stay at the shelter while they're ill.

The facility will be quarantined and surfaces wiped down with a bleach solution.

Staff first noticed an illness on March 24, but a recent series of ill clients forced the closure.

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