The City Health Department closed two Jewish schools in Brooklyn because they did not submit vaccination and attendance records during the measles outbreak. The school Tiferes Bnos on Marcy Avenue and the pre-school Talmud Torah D & # 39; Nitra on Bedford Avenue will not be allowed to reopen until the department has approved a corrective action plan that addresses the regulatory compliance gaps eliminated.
Health officials have previously closed five schools, including the Talmudical Academy Preliminary School of the United Talmudical Academy, which is run by a Williamsburg yeshiva, because they are failing to comply with the Health Commissioner's order.
The order requires Yeshiva and childcare programs to be included in certain postal codes to exclude unvaccinated students and provide immediate access to health and attendance records for the health department.
All five were reopened under the supervision of the Health Department.
"Schools that continue to ignore our direction during the outbreak will be closed until they can prove to the Health Department that they will stick to it," health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement.
The reality is that the longer schools and individuals keep their orders, the longer this outbreak will continue, "he added.
In addition, 57 people were summoned for failure to comply with the emergency decree since the city began issuing subpoenas last week
Every person who receives a request has a hearing, and if the hearing officer complies with the summons, a fine of $ 1
If the hearing does not hear or respond to the subpoena, A USD 2,000 fine is imposed.
To date, 423 cases of highly contagious disease ind since the beginning of the outbreak in October.
There were 348 cases in Williamsburg, which were ordered under an emergency order of 9 April and which require persons living or working in the zip codes 11205, 11206, 11211 1 1249 to be vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine have been.
Outside these neighborhoods, a small number of cases have occurred, but so far have not led to a permanent transmission of the disease.