Emergency Measles Order Renewed in Rockland County - NBC New York

Emergency Measles Order Renewed in Rockland County

The move to renew it is largely symbolic and carries no new restrictions

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    Emergency Measles Order Renewed in Rockland County

    The county executive of suburban Rockland County, New York is renewing his 30-day state of emergency to combat the measles outbreak that has sickened 200 people in the county since October. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Thursday, April 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Rockland County has renewed its 30-day state of emergency to combat the measles

    • County Executive Ed Day's original state of emergency issued March 26 was set to expire Thursday

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 695 measles cases had been reported this year nationwide

    The county executive of suburban Rockland County, New York is renewing his 30-day state of emergency to combat the measles outbreak that has sickened 200 people in the county since October.

    County Executive Ed Day's original state of emergency issued March 26 was set to expire Thursday.

    The move to renew it is largely symbolic and carries no new restrictions.

    The first order barred unvaccinated children from schools and other public places. It was struck down by a judge.

    Rockland County Measles Crackdown Continues

    [NY] Rockland County Measles Crackdown Continues

    New efforts are underway in the fight to control the growing measles outbreak in Rockland County. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

    County health officials then imposed a more limited order affecting measles-exposed people in certain ZIP codes.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 695 measles cases had been reported this year nationwide.

    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County and in Brooklyn account for the majority of those cases.

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