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%