Message from Commissioner Tucci and Department of Parks and Recreation - 10/4

As a precautionary measure, in response to the recent information released by the Nutley Public Schools, that a case of measles has been reported in Washington School, I have made a conscious decision to suspend all Recreation Department sports and activities this upcoming weekend October 4th through the 6th.

The Nutley Health Department has declared at this time there is no immediate health crisis but in light of the concerns of our community I feel it will only benefit our residents if we take logical measures against the spread of the virus. There is no reason to put any community members at unnecessary risk.

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 104 °F, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Small white spots known as Koplik's spots may form inside the mouth two or three days after the start of symptoms. A red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body typically begins three to five days after the start of symptoms.

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