JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Officials said numerous students reported an illness to health services on campus at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown by Friday evening.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health said the illness is believed to be a gastrointestinal illness called norovirus.
The norovirus is an airborne illness and officials are advising students to limit their gathering with other students to limit their exposure of the sickness.
On Saturday, university officials sent an email to students that said all university-sponored indoor events were cancelled for the weekend.
It's been awful. You lose a good amount of days, said William Dixon. This is the first day I've had the energy to walk around and talk. I've been lying around in my bed the whole time.
Signs are posted around campus warning students about the outbreak.
Cafeteria services at all dining facilities on campus have been suspended and prepackaged food is being distributed.
Officials said they are accommodating students who are ill by delivering meals to their rooms; sick students just have to provide their information and the meal will be delivered within an hour.
I though everything would be closed and I would be stuck trying to get food for mself, said Doyle Yermaux. I think there are a lot of students that don't have a lot of food in their rooms or have money to go out to the restaurants to get something.
University President Jem Spectar said all of the buildings were being cleaned and sanitized this weekend so that the school could resume classes and activities on Monday.
We have undertaken aggressive measures to clean all of our buildings, to scrub them down, and we believe we will be open for operations tomorrow, said Spectar.
Norovirus symptoms include chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and general stomach discomfort.