Office of the Chancellor

Ensuring your health: Campus measles case

May 4, 2019

Dear UCI Community:

Yesterday evening, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) notified UCI’s Student Health Center leaders that one of our graduate students has a confirmed case of the measles. We were also informed that the student attended classes or was present while contagious at the following locations and time periods last week:

Mon., April 29 - Humanities Instructional Building 100, 10 a.m.-noon 
Mon., April 29 - Krieger Hall, Classic Dept. 4th Floor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tues., April 30 - Humanities Hall 112, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs., May 2 - UCI Student Health Center, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

The student did not enter any other buildings while on campus and will remain at home in Los Angeles County for several days.

I want to assure you that campus health experts have been working closely with local public health officials to ensure that notifications are made and proper care is provided to all who might be affected. We are currently notifying students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed, providing them with information about treatment and prevention.

While some students visiting the Student Health Center yesterday have been cleared, we are still identifying and gathering medical histories for those who may have been in contact with this individual. Those who were in the affected areas described above are encouraged to determine their measles immunity through their health records or medical provider.

I know there is concern about measles, particularly among the small percentage of our community who may not be vaccinated. Please be assured that we have the resources we need for prevention and treatment, and that we are working closely with local public health officials to address this issue. Students who are concerned about their immunity status should visit the Student Health Center, while faculty and staff should contact their medical providers.

For more information about measles and the vaccines, visit: 
shc.uci.edu 
cdc.gov/measles 
ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/dcepi/epi/dip/prevention/measles 
Or you may call the Orange County Health Care Agency at 1 (800) 564-8448

Your health and security is our primary responsibility. We will continue to work on this matter throughout the weekend and provide updates to help you make informed decisions.

Fiat Lux,

Chancellor Howard Gillman