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    A Message from Seattle Public Schools about Measles
    Posted on 05/21/2019
    Measles CartoonIn light of increased measles cases in King County and the closure of nearby schools, we are reminding families and staff of the process we will follow if measles is reported in a school building. We do not currently have any cases in Seattle Public Schools. QAE is in excellent shape in regards to immunization compliance, in fact, we are one of the top schools in the district!

    If a case is reported at one of our schools, the King County Department of Health has the authority to exclude the infected student or staff, as well as students and staff who do not have proof of immunizations from school.

    While we do not have any cases of measles reported in our district, we urge families to monitor their children for signs of measles. If you believe your child may have measles, please call their health care provider - do not go in.

    If you must take your child to the emergency room, please call ahead to let them know you are coming and that you suspect measles. If your child has not been fully immunized with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, please talk with your health care provider about getting the immunization. 

    Measles is extremely contagious, and can be serious, especially for young children. If your child has measles, please keep them home.