The number of people quarantined at UCLA continues to dwindle, while the number of people at Cal State LA increases.
Over 650 people at Cal State LA have been notified they were exposed to the measles. A sharp increase in relation to Fridays initial report stating 198 employees and students should stay home. However, officials determined that a Cal State LA student who had contracted measles entered the campus library on April 11, 2019, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. LA County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrar says the university was able to provide another list of people who used the computers in the library.
Ferrar says her agency is rapidly clearing people, a job made easier by laws requiring incoming students to have proof of vaccination at the UC's and the Cal States.
"At this point in time, we've cleared 215 of the 660 folks that were using the computers by just matching their names to the state registry."
So far, the number of people quarantined at UCLA has dropped to below 50. Read the Cal State LA Office of Communications & Public Affairs statement released today below:
"Staff and students at Cal State LA who may have been exposed to measles were being cleared Friday afternoon, after initially receiving quarantine orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Cal State LA’s Student Health Center cleared students and staff who provided the required proof of immunization. The Student Health Center is working closely with the Department of Public Health. By Friday afternoon, 110 students and 21 staff had been cleared.
Currently, 106 staff and 550 students are under quarantine orders from the Department of Public Health and have been told to stay home and avoid contact with others as much as possible. The Department of Public Health has concluded that there is currently no known risk related to measles at the Library North at this time. Public health officials determined that a Cal State LA student who had contracted measles entered Library North on April 11, 2019, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. To prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus, the Department of Public Health has asked Cal State LA employees who were in Library North during the specified period to provide immunization records or be checked for immunity at the Student Health Center and not return to work until they receive clearance."