On Friday, the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH) confirmed they were investigating a stomach virus reported at in East Meadow.
According to Newsday [paid link], in an email Friday to Nassau officials, Commissioner of Health Lawrence Eisenstein estimated that "over 175 staff and students appear involved."
Several parents have spoken to East Meadow Patch and commented on our Facebook page, confirming that over the last week the virus has spread throughout their families. Those families consist of children in multiple schools throughout the East Meadow School District.
Parents of students in Barnum Woods have also said that an email was sent out Friday afternoon from the school confirming the illness.
"It was a voice message basically saying custodians are working hard to clean school, wash hands and wishing the sick kids to feel better," said one parent, who wished to remain anonymous. "... The worst part is a message should've been sent home sooner than 2 p.m. [Friday]. And the district should've taken today as a snow day – seeing as we've used none so far."