Via CBC News Ottawa: St. Stephen students without measles immunization asked to stay home. Excerpt:
A dozen students at St. Stephen Catholic School have been told to stay home from class for a week and a half because they’re not immunized against measles, the disease a student from their school contracted while abroad.
Ottawa Public Health said Wednesday a primary student at St. Stephen Catholic School in Stittsville had been diagnosed with measles after returning from the Philippines.
On Friday, Ottawa Public Health confirmed 12 students from that school had been told to stay home on Thursday until March 18 because they were unimmunized or exempt from immunization for philosophical, religious or medical reasons.
An immunization check that came after the student went to class, but before their diagnosis, revealed this group of students.
The students are not suspended, but Ottawa's chief medical officer of health has the power to keep students from attending class in these types of situations.
Students should only miss two days of school, because Friday is a personal development day in Ottawa schools then it's March Break.
Health officials are warning that the student with measles visited the Med-Team Clinic at 103-99 Kakulu Road on Feb. 25.
The Ottawa Citizen also ran this story on March 6. The explicit naming of the school involved makes it hard to explain the reticence of our health authorities and media here in BC about a similar measles outbreak.