NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Rockland County is taking the fight against the measles outbreak to summer camp, saying all campers and staff must be vaccinated.
The mandatory vaccination order includes day and overnight camps.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
Parents must provide documentation that their child has received two doses of the MMR vaccine.
Only medical exemptions, supported by a medical professional, will be accepted.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
There have been 255 measles cases confirmed in Rockland since the outbreak began last October.
The CDC said last week that the nation’s measles crisis has reached a level not seen in a generation, with nearly 1,000 cases reported this year.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
Most of those have been centered in the New York area and Orthodox Jewish communities.