A downtown building where 1,900 state employees work is scheduled to be disinfected this weekend because a norovirus outbreak surfaced there on Friday.
Several cases of the fast-spreading, flu-like virus were reported at the Board of Equalization, prompting the agency to ask the Department of General Services to scrub the building.
A message to Board of Equalization employees from Chief Deputy Director Brenda Fleming said the virus was first reported as a single case on the 15th floor of the N Street building.
That case prompted the agency to disinfect the worker’s cubicle, bathrooms on that floor and an elevator bank.
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Later in the day, additional cases were reported to the agency’s leadership, leading to the wider cleaning that is to take place this weekend.
Cases of norovirus – a gastrointestinal illness marked by diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps – have surged in Sacramento and Yolo counties recently, prompting warnings at schools across the region.