The presence of a gastrointestinal illness is prompting Duluth's Benedictine Living Community to take precautionary measures.

"Due to a number of residents in the housing segment of our community experiencing or stating symptoms of a GI illness, we have asked our residents to limit their movements around our campus," administrator Brian Pattock said in a statement. "This request has been made to hopefully prevent any further spread to other residents."

Family members and others aren't being prevented from visiting the facilities, Pattock said. They are being asked, as they normally are at this time of the year, to practice good hand hygiene and not visit if they're not feeling well.

Benedictine Living Community, adjacent to the St. Scholastica Monastery, includes Westwood senior living and the Marywood skilled nursing facility.