Update about suspected measles case and campus services

Feb. 20, 2015 2:34 p.m.

As directed by the town of Princeton Health Department, Princeton University began notifying certain members of the faculty and staff as of Thursday, Feb. 19, that they must remain off campus until they provide proof of protection against measles.

Those providing proof through blood tests at Employee Health Services in McCosh Health Center may get tested for free through 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 or between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. 

The requirement that some members of the faculty and staff remain off campus has resulted in temporarily reduced staffing levels in some departments and offices on campus. Arrangements have been made to continue providing services, and updates about changes in services on campus, including Campus Dining, are available on this website.

If any classes are canceled or rescheduled, the affected students will be notified directly by the instructor.

The University took these actions 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. 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.

More information for employees is available on the University Health Services website.

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. 

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