Officials in Rockland County are announcing new measures to fight the spread of measles.
The new rules were announced Tuesday, the day after New York City closed a preschool over non-compliance with measles vaccine requirements.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert say the county will order anyone with measles to stay home, among other measures.
New York City’s Board of Health will vote Wednesday on whether to extend last week’s emergency declaration ordering mandatory vaccinations in four Brooklyn ZIP codes.
New York City has confirmed 329 cases of measles since October. Rockland County has confirmed 186 cases.