NEVADA CITY (CBS13) – A school in Nevada City is closed on Tuesday after a student came to school infected with measles.
YubaNet.com first reported the Nevada County Public Health Department sent a letter to parents at Yuba River Charter School that stated a child at the school was diagnosed with measles.READ MORE: Researchers: ‘Solar Canals' In California Could Save Water, Fight For Climate Change
According to a release from the Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency, the student came to school on March 17 infected with the measles.
The student was unvaccinated, officials say.READ MORE: Shock G, Off-Kilter Leader Of Bay Area's Digital Underground, Dead At 57
Health officials note that Nevada County has some of the highest rates of unvaccinated students in California.
A call into the school’s main number leads to a recorded messages stating there will be no school and afterschool programs on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: 'The Damage Is Bad': Sacramento Neighbors Fed Up After Wayward Golf Balls Keep Hitting Homes, Cars
Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily by air and by direct contact.