Rockland exec issues third measles state of emergency declaration

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NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive Edwin Day issued his third declaration of a local state of emergency on Tuesday, renewing the second declaration that was due to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.

The new declaration will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on June 24.

Since the measles outbreak began in October 2018, 21,582 vaccinations have been given in Rockland County “clearly showing how much progress we are making against this outbreak, despite the confusion caused by the various court rulings, Day said.

He urged everyone “to follow the health department’s advice; get vaccinated against the measles, and if you are sick with measles please stay home.”

Day said the county will do everything in its power “to combat this deadly disease and bring it to a stop once and for all.”