FDU bans visitors to stop spread of virus

Students are not in school during a weeklong spring break, but a norovirus is still a major concern at Farleigh Dickenson University (FDU) in Florham Park. The university announced Friday it is closing

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2007, 9:48 PM

Updated 6,247 days ago

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FDU bans visitors to stop spread of virus
Students are not in school during a weeklong spring break, but a norovirus is still a major concern at Farleigh Dickenson University (FDU) in Florham Park.
The university announced Friday it is closing the campus to all outside visitors until March 25. The no visitor policy means no home baseball games, no business forums and no campus tours. University officials say, ?by not introducing any new people to the environment we are hoping that this will be the final plug in the bottle.?
Meanwhile, residents in the area say the school should do more to protect its students. One resident feels the campus should be closed for a significant period of time until everything can be cleaned up. University officials say they can only do so much and they don?t want to cancel classes. They add that hopefully the break provided the time needed to get rid of the virus.
For extended interviews with residents about the virus outbreak, go to channel 612 of your iO digital cable box and select iO extra.
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