TO: Children Services Division Delegates and Partners
FROM: Cerathel Burgess- Burnett, Deputy Commissioner
RE: Health and Safety – Measles
I am enclosing for your information and use a letter from the Chicago Department of Public Health -CDPH regarding Measles outbreak across our nation. As the letter states, currently there are 800 cases and 75% are in children. I want to remind you of the health risk posed for young children and those with suppressed immune systems and instruct you to be vigilant in your response to the request from CDPH. You must:
Measles in a childcare center is a serious matter. You have the responsibility of reporting to CDPH if you learn of any measles cases in your facility. The contact information, guidance on immunization requirements, responsibility in reporting and a parent letter is enclosed with the attachments.
Again, I can not impress enough the serious nature of measles and remind each of you of your responsibility of protecting all our children, families and your staff’s.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me 312-743-1980 or email Cerathel.Burgess-Burnett@cityofchicago.org.