A Message from our CEO & the EHL Taskforce: Measles Cases at EHL Campus Lausanne
February 2, 2024, 9:00 AM CET – Cases of measles infections have recently been identified among our students on our campus in Lausanne. They are currently isolated and recovering under medical care.
In response to these recent developments, bearing in mind the possible gravity of measles and considering the strict directives from the Cantonal Physician Office, we have been compelled to close the Lausanne campus from February 3 to February 18 inclusive. The campus will reopen on Monday, February 19 with no delay for the new semester.
This is a very difficult decision to make as it has a significant impact on our entire community. However, we have the responsibility to implement all possible measures to limit potential spread, and after careful consideration, the closure of the campus proves to be the best assurance to achieve this. Indeed, the proximity on a university campus, whether in residences, classrooms, restaurants, or other places gathering large numbers of people, can be particularly conducive to the virus's spread.
Students who will remain on campus during the closure will mainly be confined to residence buildings and will receive support and online courses during this closure period.
Meanwhile, the Cantonal Physician Office has mandated a check of measles vaccination status for all students, staff, and faculty currently present on the campus. We strongly encourage our entire community to check their vaccination status and get vaccinated if necessary, as well as to limit social interactions, especially with at-risk individuals, in the coming days.
We are committed to communicating transparently as new information becomes available, with all stakeholders, and to act effectively based on the recommendations of the Cantonal Physician Office.
We will do everything possible to protect the health and well-being of our community, which is an absolute priority for us, and we also rely on everyone's responsibility to limit the virus's spread.
CEO of the EHL Group, and the EHL taskforce