The largest mumps outbreak in Washington state has prompted some changes in Gonzaga University’s (GU) community outreach programs, according to the Gonzaga Bulletin Wednesday.
The article states some programs in the Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL), a community-oriented service program that oversees outreach programs from GU into the community, canceled or delayed for a week or two in January to err on the side of caution.
Affected programs include mentoring such as Campus Kids, Connections, Eye to Eye, GAME, Smile and Zag Study Buddies all directly involve working with K-12 students in Spokane Public Schools.
The majority of CCASL’s programs were able to move off campus, according to Assistant Dean of Student Well-Being and Healthy Living Libby Skiles.
As of Tuesday, the Spokane County Health Department has reported 216 confirmed and probable cases.
Gonzaga has not reported a confirmed mumps case to date; however, some students were quarantined after showing symptoms.