Public Health Officials Advise Measles Awareness

Measles Awareness
Posted on 05/16/2016

CPS is participating with other local agencies in encouraging heightened awareness of the measles virus, following a confirmed case of measles in the Greater Boston area. 

The individual involved was a visitor from Europe who spent time visiting Cambridge and Boston during the first two weeks of May 2016. There is no specific indication that CPS students or families were exposed, however the individual's visit included high-traffic areas of Cambridge including MBTA transportation, Harvard Square, and the Galleria Mall.

Families and all members of the community are encouraged to check their immunization status and be aware of symptoms of the measles virus. More information can be found on the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services website.