Rockland County to Declare Measles State of Emergency, Ban Unvaccinated Minors From Public Spaces

NBC New York | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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Rockland County will declare a countywide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak Tuesday afternoon.

Rockland County will declare a countywide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak Tuesday afternoon.

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Effective at the stroke of midnight, Wednesday, anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until this declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the MMR vaccination.

As of last Thursday, there are 151 confirmed reported cases of measles in the county, according to Rockland County.

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Rockland County Executive Ed Day will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the State of Emergency declaration.

According to the county, the measles outbreak in Rockland is not limited to one community, but it is affecting residents of Spring Valley, New Square, and Monsey.

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Rockland County has been grappling with a measles outbreak in recent months — previously asking students who are unvaccinated to not attend school.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Young children, the immunocompromised, and non-immune pregnant women are at highest risk for severe complications. Measles is transmitted by airborne particles, droplets, and direct contact with the respiratory secretions of...
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