Hurlburt Field closes Youth Center due to illness

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hurlburt Field had to close its Youth Center and Child Development Center Friday because of a large number of gastrointestinal illnesses reported.

It is expect to reopen Monday, however.

Officials said they are working with local health authorities to keep the impacts from spreading further.

They've put protective measures in place to keep other staff from getting infected, and a cleaning service will deep clean both locations, including the carpets.

If you have any specific questions about your health, you're asked to call your doctor.

Hurlburt Field will be updating information on the 1st SOW Commander Facebook page.