Norovirus outbreak impacts T-Mobile HQ employees in Bellevue

May 5, 2023, 10:25 AM | Updated: 10:49 am

norovirus outbreak...

FILE - The T-Mobile logo is seen on a storefront, on Oct. 14, 2022, (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

T-Mobile headquarters in Bellevue is at the center of an investigation into a potential norovirus outbreak.

Public Health Seattle-King County says at least 22 people reported suffering a norovirus-like illness, with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and chills.

2 hospitalized in WA state from hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen organic strawberries, says CDC

All of them reported eating last week from Dsquared Hospitality at T-Mobile Market Hall, and Public Health said that it is not uncommon for norovirus to spread from contaminated food items, environmental surfaces, and from person to person.

“We have not identified how norovirus was spread within the food service facility,” Public Health said in their announcement of the outbreak.

People at the facility started experiencing symptoms May 1, with 22 people reporting illness after eating food from Dsquared.

The food service facility was closed May 2 for a thorough cleaning and disinfection, and Environmental Health Investigators visited May 3 to confirm that everything had been properly cleaned. Investigators say they did not find any risk factors at the site known to contribute to the spread.

Public Health says there is no lab testing that can be done because people tend to get better within a day or two.

The current inspection rating is listed as “Excellent” on Public Health Seattle-King County’s website.

Local News

Garfield High...

Frank Sumrall

Garfield HS the focus of school safety precautions following nearby violence

Garfield High School and Nova High School both had its students return on campus in person Monday after locking down the campus last week.

16 hours ago

Great Seattle Fire...

Ted Buehner

Could ‘Great Seattle Fire’ happen again with current warm streak?

Tuesday, June 6 marks the date of the tragic 1889 Great Seattle Fire that burned 25 blocks of downtown waterfront Seattle.

16 hours ago

seattle raise child...

Bill Kaczaraba

Seattle ranks among most expensive in US to raise a child

The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area ranks 34th in the nation in the cost to raise a child, according to a study from SmartAsset.

16 hours ago

Macklemore Climate Pledge Arena...

L.B. Gilbert

Macklemore announces first show at Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle native Macklemore announced Monday he would be performing his first show at Climate Pledge Arena in December.

16 hours ago

Washington wildfire season...

L.B. Gilbert

Brush fires in Bellevue, Orondo start Washington wildfire season

It's not even summer and wildfire season is already underway in Washington state after two brush fires broke out over the weekend.

16 hours ago

AG neglect case...

Kate Stone

WA AG settles neglect, document withholding case for $3.1M

The AG's office will pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit over a woman who was allegedly mistreated at an adult family home in Kent.

16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Men's Health Month...

Men’s Health Month: Why It’s Important to Speak About Your Health

June is Men’s Health Month, with the goal to raise awareness about men’s health and to encourage men to speak about their health.

Internet Washington...

Major Internet Upgrade and Expansion Planned This Year in Washington State

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations.

Compassion International...

Brock Huard and Friends Rally Around The Fight for First Campaign

Professional athletes are teaming up to prevent infant mortality and empower women at risk in communities facing severe poverty.

Emergency Preparedness...

Prepare for the next disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Being prepared before the next emergency arrives is key to preserving businesses and organizations of many kinds.

SHIBA volunteer...

Volunteer to help people understand their Medicare options!

If you’re retired or getting ready to retire and looking for new ways to stay active, becoming a SHIBA volunteer could be for you!

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.

Norovirus outbreak impacts T-Mobile HQ employees in Bellevue