Rockland executive asks president to intervene in measles outbreak


NEW CITY – Rockland County’s measles count since the virus broke out last October is now up to 233 and County Executive Edwin Day wrote to President Trump on Monday asking him to intervene.

Noting 23 other states also face outbreaks, Day told the president in a letter they “need your help.”

Day said the Rockland outbreak began when seven travelers from overseas visited the county while they were infected with measles.

He is now asking the federal government to intervene. “I would suggest that either an executive order be issued or laws be passed which would require that visitors from other countries present certification of appropriate immunization before being allowed entry to our country,” Day wrote. “Our country is in crisis; it is time the federal government take steps to protect our citizens.”