Princeton faculty, staff updated on suspected measles case

Feb. 19, 2015 7:15 p.m.

All members of the Princeton University faculty and staff received the following information Thursday, Feb. 19, regarding the case of a student who contracted a suspected case of measles. The message was sent by Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, vice president for human resources; Deborah Prentice, dean of the faculty; John Kolligian Jr., executive director of University Health Services; and Peter Johnsen, M.D., director of Medical Services at University Health Services.

As directed by the town of Princeton Health Department, Princeton University notified certain members of the faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 19, that they must provide proof of protection against measles. Those notified were born after Dec. 31, 1956, and were in buildings that a student who contracted a suspected case of measles visited while he may have been contagious.

The University took this action after the New Jersey Department of Health recommended and the municipal health department required that anyone who may have been exposed not work on campus until they prove they are protected against measles. Proof can be provided by submitting immunization records or by getting a blood test that is available through Employee Health Services or an individual’s physician. 

Members of the faculty and staff who have not received an email notification are asked to review the following list of buildings and times, which has been expanded since first notice on the suspected measles case was sent Wednesday.

If you were in any of these buildings at these times and were born after Dec. 31, 1956, and have not received an email regarding the requirements of the Princeton Health Department, please call Employee Health Services at 609-258-5035 for instructions.

1938 Hall

Wednesday, February 4, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Blair Hall (Tower 3)

Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Butler College (Dining)

Friday, February 6, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Dillon Gym

Sunday, February 8, 2:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

Frick Lab

Wednesday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Frick Lab 

Friday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Frist Campus Center

Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Friend Center and Computer Science

Thursday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Holder Hall

Friday, February 6, 11:30 p.m.–3:30 a.m.

McCosh Health Center

Sunday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Monday, February 9, 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.

New South

Wednesday, February 4, 10:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Friday, February 6, 9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 7, 8:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Rockefeller College (Dining)

Friday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Spelman

Friday, February 6, 1:00 a.m.–4:30 a.m.

Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Wallace Hall

Wednesday, February 4, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Wilson College (Dining)

Sunday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

Whitman College (Dining)

Wednesday, February 4,12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 7, 11:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m.

More than 99.5 percent of the graduate and undergraduate students have been vaccinated. The University has contacted undergraduate and graduate students who have not been fully immunized. Some campus services may be affected due to reduced staffing over the next few days.

Please visit the measles page on the University's emergency management website for further information and updates.