Rockland Health Department Takes New Strategy to Combat Measles Epidemic

Rockland County’s Health Commissioner has a new plan of attack to try to stem the tide of measles cases here in the county after a judge nullified the county’s state of emergency earlier this month. And if it’s not stopped, it’s estimated it could cost the county $2 million, roughly the same as a 2 percent property tax hike. Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert has launched two new orders, the Communicable Disease & Exposure Exclusion Order requires people with or exposed to the measles to stay away from public places for up to 21 days, except for medical or legal issues, and to provide the health department with details of their illness. Dr. Ruppert says the second order requires students in the 10952 and 10977 zip codes to have their MMR vaccinations or stay home…

County Executive Ed Day says thankfully the county has not seen any deaths from the measles, and he’d like to keep it that way…

There are now 186 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County.

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