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Nine Yeshivas Fined for not Providing Measles Vaccination Records

The Rockland County Board of Health fined nine yeshivas in Rockland County that did not comply with mandates to prevent the further spread of the measles.

The Board of Health met in Pomona today to deal with the outbreak, which has continued for 12 weeks with 95 cases reported in which more than half are children.

Rockland County’s health commissioner ordered schools in the epicenter of the measles outbreak to report their vaccination rates and attendance weekly. It’s a measure put in place for schools with low vaccination rates and experiencing cases.

While two thirds of schools in the county complied with the mandate, nine yeshivas did not.

The fine for noncompliance is $2,000 a day, and some did not comply for two weeks.

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