Aki Kurose Middle School shifting to online learning after student tests positive for measles

SEATTLE — In a message to families on Thursday, Aki Kurose Middle School announced it will be closed Friday and shifting to online learning from May 30 through June 2 after a student tested positive for measles.

The school is closing Friday to give teachers time to prepare for online learning, and school is closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced it was investigating a confirmed case of measles in a child Saturday, May 20.

Beside the middle school, the agency said that there were three potential locations of public exposure to measles, including Pike Place Market.

The locations and times of potential exposure to measles before the child was diagnosed are as follows:

  • Aki Kurose Middle School, 3928 S. Graham St. - 5/11, 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 5/12, 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St. - 5/13, 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • World Market, 2103 Western Ave. - 5/13, 4:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health, 3826 S. Othello St. - 5/15, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.