ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A stomach virus has spread quickly in an Astoria emergency shelter, forcing a six-day closure.
The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1mUBcq1 ) 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.