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: 'I Don't Think That's Fair': Allora Co-Owner Says Staff Was Bumped Down Vaccine List
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: 'My Nephew Died A Hero': Family Honors Man From Sacramento Mistakenly Shot And Killed By Idaho Police
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: 3-Car Crash Forces I-80 Lane Closures, CHP Says
Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily by air and by direct contact.