Update: CDC and state health officials confirm suspected case of measles
After additional review of laboratory tests, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed the suspected case of measles at Princeton University. The student has recovered and is no longer infectious.
Following the guidance and requirements of state and municipal health officials, Princeton University has been taking steps based on the presumption that the case would be confirmed. No new measures are recommended.
The University has made significant progress in obtaining proof of protection against measles from potentially affected members of the faculty and staff. The University made this request when the town of Princeton Health Department required that anyone who may have been exposed remain off campus until they submit such proof.
The request was made of members of the faculty and staff who were born after Dec. 31, 1956, and were in buildings that the student who contracted measles visited while he may have been contagious. Instructions for those employees and information for all employees are available on the measles page of the emergency management 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.
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 are available on the emergency management website.
If any classes are canceled or rescheduled, instructors will notify the affected students directly.