College of Western Idaho closes Boise building after norovirus report

newsroom@idahostatesman.comFebruary 16, 2014 

The College of Western Idaho has several locations, including its Ada County Center in Boise.

The College of Western Idaho won't allow students, faculty or staff — anyone — back into its Ada County Center until they receive the "all clear" that it's been thoroughly decontaminated after possible exposure to a very contagious virus.

CWI's Ada County Center is in the Black Eagle Business Park at 1360 S. Eagle Flight Way in Boise. The site offers GED testing, a computer lab, general education and other courses.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Web site dedicated to information about norovirus, which is known to plague cruise ships. Here's the link to that page.

An evacuation and shutdown at the CWI building occurred at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, after a case of norovirus was confirmed.

School officials anticipate the building will be re-opened Tuesday. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available on the CWI website at www.cwidaho.cc.

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