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Rockland Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

Sep 25, 2019

The Rockland County executive is declaring an end to the measles outbreak in his county.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert will make the announcement Wednesday morning. They say a measles outbreak is officially is declared over when 42 days have passed since the last rash onset date of the last person with measles. In this case, that was August 13, and Tuesday marked the 42nd day. Since the outbreak began in October 2018, there have been 312 reported cases of measles in the county. Day, who had declared a measles state of emergency in March, allowed the third renewal to expire in July, saying the crisis was over. In June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.