Attack of the Norovirus!
Hope College was shut down by order of the Health Department at 1 p.m. on Friday because of a norovirus outbreak on campus. As of Friday afternoon, approximately 120 students had become sick. We won't begin holding classes again until Tuesday morning, at the earliest, which means that I won't be teaching on Monday. For me, this is a considerable bother rather than an unexpected holiday--for my poetry class to function it is important that we stay on schedule. We do not have much flexibility.
The norovirus is a nasty thing, but not life threatening.
The story is here.
I am praying that all of my students (past and present) stay well.
In my attorney-job, I represent the Health Department, so this made for an interesting couple of days.
Since I do not have to prepare for class, I am going to work on a poem.