CHARLOTTE, NC - Over the weekend, residents at The Crossings at Steele Creek, a senior living facility, developed norovirus-like symptoms, authorities said.
Mecklenburg County officials said in accordance with State guidelines, the facility contacted the Communicable Disease Division of the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) and reported the incidence so that it could be evaluated.
Since then, officials said the Environmental Health Division of the MCHD has inspected the facility and they are following MCHD’s recommendations and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines (CDC) by notifying and restricting visitors.
Currently, the number of cases of norovirus in this facility is in the double digits.
They said norovirus is highly contagious and the number of cases can fluctuate frequently.
The Health Department continues to monitor the situation. They said Norovirus outbreaks are common at congregate living facilities, especially during the winter months.
Statement from Saber Healthcare Group:
“We have taken all necessary precautions and notified the families of those parties involved. We are working with the appropriate governmental agencies and have implemented response measures and continue to monitor the situation.”