This is a letter sent from Chief Executive Office Roger Platt, MD of the office of School Health via the Department of Education.
We would like to share important information about two recent measles cases in students who attend public schools. These students did not attend school while infectious, and other students have not been at risk of contracting measles while at school. We are sharing this information out of an abundance of caution and to remind you of our vaccination policy. Please send the attached letter to your school communities as soon as possible. Translated copies can be found here under the resources tab.
As a reminder, New York State Public Health Law requires all students, except those with approved exemptions, to be vaccinated or show immunity to measles to attend public school. You can see the school immunization requirements at www.schools.nyc.gov/immunization.