At 11:45 a.m. PST, the BC Institute of Technology posted new information: Single Case of Measles at Burnaby BCIT Campus. Excerpt:
On March 14, Fraser Health informed BCIT that a student attending classes at the BCIT Burnaby Campus on March 6 and March 7 in Building NE-1 has now been diagnosed with a confirmed case of measles.
Fraser Health has issued a Public Service Announcement on this matter.
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are top priorities and BCIT is taking this situation seriously. We are assisting Fraser Health as they take precautionary measures to notify everyone and provide the appropriate medical guidance.
All students and staff in classes affected have been notified and as a precautionary measure, we are notifying all students who attend the BCIT Burnaby campus.
If you develop a fever, cough and rash, or other symptoms that may be measles, you should stay at home and keep away from others who may not be immune. Contact your physician, who will advise you as to whether you should seek care in-person, or phone HealthLinkBC by dialing 8-1-1.
I am really happy to see that BCIT and Fraser Health aren't waiting around until business hours on Monday to announce new developments. This is the kind of health communication all public (and private) organizations should carry out when they face a public health crisis.