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Mohonk resort closing for a week after virus outbreak

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A view of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) A view of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees.

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz will close at 1 p.m. Friday. It expects to reopen on Feb. 14.

A spokeswoman for the historic resort says several hundred guests and staff started getting sick last Friday.

Mohonk has hired a disaster-remediation company to sanitize the resort, which can accommodate 600 guests.

It is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America overlooking a lake in Ulster County. It's about 90 miles north of New York City.

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