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Rockland County Exec Ends Measles State Of Emergency

Jul 25, 2019
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For the first time since he first declared one, the Rockland County executive is not renewing a measles state of emergency. Republican Ed Day allowed his fourth declaration to expire at midnight, saying the measles crisis has subsided but the outbreak hasn’t ended.

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About a dozen so-called anti-vaxxers and their children protested outside a public forum held by New York state Senator James Skoufis Tuesday. They were there in opposition to the Democratic senator’s vote in favor of repealing a religious exemption from vaccinations, which became law in June.

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As of this week, New York no longer allows religious exemptions for vaccinations. Amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

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The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposure to an individual who recently tested positive for measles.

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In the wake of a measles outbreak in parts of New York City and Rockland County, the Sullivan County Legislature on Tuesday approved measles vaccination requirements for summer camps.

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In another largely symbolic move, the Rockland County executive has renewed his measles state of emergency for a third time.

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Amid a measles outbreak in Rockland, County Executive Ed Day has written to President Trump requesting federal government intervention.

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A case of measles has been confirmed in New York’s Greene County as the outbreak moves north.

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Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's decision to increase tariffs on China by $200 billion after trade talks on Thursday failed to reach an agreement. He also comments on a New York Times report saying the White House is daring Congressional Democrats to impeach the president, and opposition to the measles vaccine in New York state. 

State and local lawmakers at the New York State Capitol Monday called for a law to tighten exemptions for vaccinations. From left to right: Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Senator Brad Hoylman Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe, Senator David Carlucci at the podium,
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The CDC reports that cases of measles nationwide has grown to more than 700, the worst outbreak in decades. New York’s Rockland County has over 200 of those cases, and New York state legislators are calling for immediate passage of a bill to mandate vaccinations, unless a person has a medical exemption.

Rockland County Exec Renews Measles State Of Emergency

Apr 26, 2019

The number of confirmed measles cases in Rockland County, New York, continues to rise. The county executive is highlighting his health department’s recent orders, while a state senator is introducing a bill to counter misleading vaccination information.

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As the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise in Rockland, the county executive has renewed his state of emergency. The move is symbolic and contains no new restrictions.

Rockland Puts New Measles Order Into Effect

Apr 18, 2019

Rockland County, New York officials have issued a new order banning people exposed to measles from going to public places. This comes after a judge halted the county executive’s state of emergency April 5th.

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With ongoing measles outbreaks in Rockland County and New York City, Sullivan County is preparing for the summer months when there is a large influx of visitors and second homeowners.

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Westchester officials have confirmed the first eight cases of measles in their county. It comes as the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise in Rockland County, and health officials on Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines.

Westchester Has Its First Confirmed Cases Of Measles

Apr 10, 2019
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Westchester officials say eight cases of measles have been confirmed in their county. This comes as the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise in Rockland County, and health officials on Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's pledge to release a redacted version of the Mueller report "within a week." He also comments on his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and reports that Senator Bernie Sanders is now a millionaire and will release his tax returns. 

Judge Pauses Rockland's Measles Emergency Order

Apr 8, 2019
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A judge has halted the Rockland County executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. Friday’s decision put an immediate pause on the county’s 30-day emergency order that began at the end of March.

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An acting state Supreme Court justice in Rockland County Friday halted the county executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. The 30-day emergency order that began March 27 barred from public places those under 18 years of age who are unvaccinated against measles.

       With a recent measles outbreak in the news and the on-going opioid addiction crisis, it is an opportune time to bring attention to public health resources.

Officials in Rockland County, New York have provided an update on the emergency declaration announced earlier this week due to a measles outbreak. 

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Backers of a bill in the New York state legislature say the measles outbreak in Rockland County could give their legislation momentum. The bill would repeal exemptions from vaccination requirements for children due to religious beliefs. The renewed focus comes after the Rockland County executive declared a state of emergency Tuesday.

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Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Justice Department motion to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and the department's plans to release the Mueller report in "weeks, not months." He also comments on President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which still stands after a House vote failed to overturn the president's veto. 

An ongoing measles outbreak in New York’s Rockland County has prompted the county executive to declare a state of emergency. The countywide declaration starts at midnight and lasts for a month.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day has declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak in the area. Effective at midnight, officials say anyone under 18 years of age who is unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until the declaration expires in 30 days or until they get the vaccination. 

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Two measles cases have been confirmed in residents of Sullivan County, New York. This comes amid a measles outbreak in Rockland County.

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A district judge in White Plains federal court on Tuesday denied a request to allow unvaccinated children to return to a school in Rockland County. The lawsuit is moving forward during what the judge terms an “unprecedented measles outbreak.”