The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health notified UCLA earlier this week of a measles case in a student.


School officials immediately identified and contacted students, faculty and staff with whom the student may have come into contact or who may have otherwise been exposed.

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Health decided to quarantine 119 students and eight faculty members until their immunity could be determined. As of Thursday afternoon, UCLA has established proof of immunity for and released from quarantine 43 of those 119 students, and two of the eight faculty members, reducing the total number still under quarantine to 82.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said in a letter to the campus community: We expect that those notified will be quarantined for approximately 24–48 hours until their proof of immunity is established. A few may need to remain in quarantine for up to seven days. We have arranged for those who live on campus to be cared for at UCLA while they are quarantined.

A quarantine order has also been issued for California State University Los Angeles.

In 2019 to date, there have been 38 cases of measles in California, including six cases reported in Los Angeles County.