Officials in a suburban New York county are announcing new measures to fight the spread of measles.

The new measles rules in Rockland County were announced Tuesday, the day after New York City closed a preschool over non-compliance with measles vaccine requirements.

Both New York City and Rockland are struggling to contain a measles outbreak centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods while battling lawsuits over their efforts to require vaccinations.

Attorney Thomas Humbach, center, speaks, as County Executive Ed Day, right, and Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. (Tania Savayan/The Journal News via AP)
Attorney Thomas Humbach, center, speaks, as County Executive Ed Day, right, and Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. (Tania Savayan/The Journal News via AP)

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the county will order anyone with measles to stay home, among other measures.

New York City’s Board of Health will vote Wednesday on whether to extend last week’s emergency declaration ordering mandatory vaccinations in four Brooklyn ZIP codes.

New York City has confirmed 329 cases of measles since October. Rockland County has confirmed 186 cases.

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