The Farmville, VA region is getting bit by the norovirus bug this time of the year and two institutes of higher learning have felt the brunt of it.


In an update to a report yesterday on the Longwood University situation, the university has reported a significant increase in cases from earlier reports.

“As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, there are roughly three dozen confirmed student cases of Norovirus. With a student body of nearly 5,000, we naturally expect illnesses at this time of year and remain vigilant in our prevention and cleanup efforts,” the university posted on its’ website.

Neighboring Hampden Sydney College, which got hit with a norovirus outbreak earlier and closed their doors for several days, resumed classes this morning after a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the buildings.

In addition, food service provider, Thompson Hospitality addressed measures taken to prevent norovirus infection on campus, these include: increased communication, implementing sanitation procedures with the focus on prevention and thorough cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and equipment.