MEASLES: Rockland County to ban unvaccinated from public places

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Rockland County will declare a state of emergency today because of the ongoing measles outbreak, according to a county news release.

Starting at midnight, anyone who is under 18 and not vaccinated against the measles will be banned from public places. This ban will last until the declaration expires in 30 days or until people are vaccinated.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. to discuss the state of emergency.

As of March 21, 2019, there are 153 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County. 

Vaccination rates for confirmed measles cases in Rockland County:

  • 82.1% have had 0 MMRs
  • 4.0% have had 1 MMR
  • 4.0% have had 2 MMRs
  • 9.9% unknown status

Age groups for the confirmed measles cases in Rockland County

  • Less than 1 year old: 15.0%
  • 1-3 years: 23.8%
  • 4-18 years: 45.7%
  • 19+ years: 15.2%

2 COMMENTS

  1. Then we wonder why their is anti- semitism! We have to be careful! It is reckless behavior like this that causes anti- semitism.
    I am sure you’re going to say NO it’s all MinHashamyim. Well Hashem wants us to act carfuly not to antagonize our neighbors.
    The news of this ban is all across the nation, what do you think this says about us!

  2. Please! Together with the news about the outbreaks in Disneyland, California, in Oregon, in Washington, in Texas, etc. According to the CDC, between Jan 1 2019 and March 21 2019, measles has been reported in 15 states:

    Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

    The bigger chillul hashem is the way we are treating “unzere” who make different choices than we do.
    All through the ages, that is what brought increased anti-semitism …

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