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New York Declare ‘State of Emergency’ Unvaccinated Banned From Public Space

by | March 27, 2019

Rockland County, New York. A commuter town to Manhattan declared a ‘State of Emergency’ yesterday. County Executive, Ed Day explained that anyone under the age of eighteen years old, and unvaccinated against measles, will be banned from all public spaces, including schools.

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After reaching one hundred and fifty-three cases of measles, the county executive decided to try and stem the exposure to other residents by minors who have been excluded from reciving the shot.
The State of Emergency is effective beginning March 27, 2019, ‘anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles virus will be barred from public places.’ and will stay in effect for the next 30 days.

“As this outbreak has continued our inspectors have begun to meet resistance from those they are trying to protect,’ said County Executive Ed Day in a press release.

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Officials in New York City, which is also dealing with a historic measles outbreak, similarly excluded unvaccinated children from attending their Brooklyn yeshivas, or religious schools. Several schools in New York City violated the exclusion order, the city’s health department said, according to Forward.

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