For the first time in about a decade, unvaccinated students in Orange County have also been ordered home. On Friday, the Health Care Agency told two dozen Huntington Beach High School students to stay home until Jan. 29 after an infected student spent time on campus Jan. 6 to 8. That order could extend to other local schools if there are confirmed cases of measles.
“I would suspect that this will be the M.O.,” Pamela Kahn, a registered nurse overseeing health and wellness for the Orange County Department of Education, said. “We need to clamp down and circle the wagons.”