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Resort Reopens Following Norovirus Outbreak

Resort Reopens Following Norovirus Outbreak

Norovirus may be known to plague cruise ships, but it turns out that the intestinal virus could also be detrimental to hotel operators. According to this report from the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Mohonk Mountain House resort, located in upstate New York, will reopen after being shut down for a week following an outbreak.

The historic, landmark property shut down on Feb. 7, after a few hundred guests and employees reported symptoms. The fast-moving virus causes stomach pain, nausea, and intestinal discomfort.

Once the property realized the extent of the problem, they contacted local health officials and brought in Texas-based disaster relief company BMS CAT to eradicate the virus.

The resort is expected to reopen today—Valentine’s Day—but remain unsure how many guests will check in for what is traditionally a busy weekend at the romantic hotel. The snow storm, mixed with last week’s outbreak, could mean a slowdown in business.

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