TAYLOR (WWJ) – The Taylor Sportsplex, which was at the center of a possible norovirus outbreak, has been thoroughly cleaned and will re-open Wednesday afternoon.
Norovirus is suspected to be the cause of an outbreak at Taylor Sportsplex on Telegraph near Northline Road where dozens of people suffered from symptoms of a stomach illness.
Several hockey teams had taken part in a state tournament at the complex during the weekend.
Taylor fire chief Bob Tompos said after the complaints of illness the building was evacuated and air quality was checked.
“We ruled out any possibility of there being a contaminant by monitoring the oxygen level in the building – which remained at a constant percentage,” said Tompos. “The decontamination process will address the possibility of illness resulting from the norovirus.”
Carol Austerberry is with the Wayne County Health Department – she says team members and their families are being surveyed to determine if one of them might’ve been the source of the suspected virus that sickened close to 100 people.
“Right now we have reports of eighty … but that has been a … very fluid number as we are getting more reports to the health department,” said Austerberry.
Austerberry tells WWJ that the phone has been ringing off the hook with calls concerning the suspected outbreak.
Anyone that was at the Taylor complex and begins to feel symptoms or experience illness should contact their doctor.