The Daily Beast reports:
New York City health officials announced a new crackdown Monday on yeshivas in a Brooklyn neighborhood that are letting unvaccinated students attend school in the midst of a major measles crisis.
The Health Department had already ordered Jewish academies in certain zip codes to send home children who are not fully immunized, but some of the schools flouted the rules.
Now, the agency has extended the ban to all yeshivas in the Williamsburg neighborhood, warning that those who don’t could be “subject to fines or possible school closure.”
Forty cases so far at a single Brooklyn yeshiva.
Just in from the NYC Health Department: Commissioner orders all Yeshivas in Williamsburg to exclude unvaccinated children or face violations. The measles outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community is now at 285 cases since it began last October. 246 cases are children.
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) April 8, 2019
BREAKING – NYC Hlth Dept to Yeshivas; stop letting unvaccinated kids in classes or we will shut down you down.
“This #measles outbreak is being fueled by a small grp of anti-vaxxers in these neighborhoods. They have been spreading dangerous misinformation based on fake science.”
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) April 8, 2019
We have issued Commissioner’s Orders to all yeshivas in Williamsburg to exclude unvaccinated students or face violations and possible closure. The measles outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community is now at 285 cases since it began last October: https://t.co/mAHToOHXqE pic.twitter.com/qqnkAHKzIY
— nycHealthy (@nycHealthy) April 8, 2019