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: Man Suspected Of 2017 Lodi Shooting Arrested In Tulare County
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: 17-Year-Old DUI Suspect Arrested After Deadly Crash In Tuolumne County
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: Cal Fire: Fire That Started Under Foresthill Bridge Was Caused By Arson
Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily by air and by direct contact.