Virus closes Seaside shelter for a week

A stomach virus has spread quickly in a Seaside emergency shelter, forcing a six-day closure.

The Daily Astorian reports the shelter houses about 40 people per night, and the closure will likely force them to survive on the street for one week.

The outbreak of a stomach virus has sickened 12 people, all of whom will be allowed to stay at the shelter while they're ill.

The facility will be quarantined and surfaces wiped down with a bleach solution.

Staff first noticed an illness on March 24, but a recent series of ill clients forced the closure.

Correction: A previous story stated this shelter is in Astoria. It is in Seaside.