Measles Exposure at Cal State LA
Public Affairs Guidance
- The L.A. County Department of Public Health has identified Cal State LA as one of several sites in the county where measles exposure may have occurred. The potential exposure took place in the University Library on April 11, 2019, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Public Health has determined that there is no known current risk related to measles at the library at this time.
- Cal State is working closely with the Department of Public Health to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
- It is vitally important that people be aware of when they were immunized for measles and have their immunization records.
- The Department of Public Health strongly advises anyone who is unvaccinated to receive vaccination as soon as possible.
- Cal State LA students can receive the vaccine from the Student Health Center or their healthcare provider.
- To prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus, the Department of Public Health has asked Cal State LA employees who were potentially exposed through their presence in Library North on the specified date and times to provide immunization records or be checked for immunity and not return to work until they receive clearance from Public Health officials.
- Since a majority of Library workers may have been exposed and will not return to work until they are cleared, the University Library is reducing hours until April 30 or sooner, depending on how quickly employees are cleared. These reduced hours of operation can be found on the library website. Signs are also posted at the library entrance.
- Cal State LA faculty and staff who were not in the library during the time indicated above should contact their healthcare provider to receive the vaccine. You may also dial 2-1-1 for a list of low or no-cost vaccination clinics.
- For additional guidance and information regarding measles, visit the Cal State LA Health Watch website at www.calstatela.edu/healthwatch