A Santa Monica High School freshman baseball coach has been diagnosed with measles, but it is unlikely any of the coach’s players have caught the highly contagious virus, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Santa Monica High School Principal Eva Mayoral sent a letter to all parents and school staff on Friday.
Mayoral said health officials confirmed the case Friday and “have advised us that there is only a small possibility your student has been exposed in this case; … the Department of Public Health is not directing us to take any special precautions or exclude any students at this time.”
According to The Times, Samohi and Los Angeles County health officials immediately investigated the potential exposure to the rest of the campus, but later concluded that because every student on the baseball team had a record of measles immunization, it was unlikely that students could have caught the highly contagious virus.
SMMUSD officials said no students have been asked to stay away from campus at this time.
A SMMUSD spokeswoman told The Times that the coach, who is a walk-on coach and not a teacher or staff member of the high school, has stayed away from school since he first developed symptoms.