Health officials ordered a yeshiva closed Monday as New York City struggles to contain the nation’s worst measles outbreak in a generation.
Flushing’s Yeshiva of Central Queens was forced to shut its doors for failing to prevent un-vaccinated students exposed to the contagious virus from attending class.
This is the first school closed outside of Brooklyn since the outbreak began in October.
“In order to prevent outbreaks in new areas of the city we need parents to get their children vaccinated and schools to exclude children who are not up to date with the measles vaccine. We continue to urge un-vaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated against measles as soon as possible,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement.