Health officials: 1 confirmed case of Norovirus at Gaylord Opryland hotel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Public Health Department said the recent report of illness at the Gaylord Opryland hotel may be linked to a Norovirus.

Health officials obtained stool specimens and took them to the Tennessee Department of Health’s laboratory for testing. The preliminary lab results indicate at least one person has tested positive for the virus.

An Opryland representative contacted the health department Thursday after reports of multiple guests experiencing gastrointestinal and/or flu-like symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, there were 22 medical responses to the hotel from January 1 through January 14. From January 10 to January 14, 12 services calls were made.

Metro health officials visited the hotel on Thursday and Friday.

They said Gaylord Opryland is going above and beyond the recommended cleaning and disinfecting measures to stop the spread of germs.

Anyone who has questions regarding the investigation should call 615-340-5632 or send an email to

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