City shuts down two more Williamsburg yeshivas for not vaccinating kids, staff against measles

Double trouble: The city's Department of Health shut down two Williamsburg yeshivas which allowed unvaccinated students and staff into their schools on June 13, just two days after they closed another nearby school for the same violation.
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The city closed down two more Williamsburg yeshivas for letting unvaccinated kids and staff into their schools, the Department of Health announced Thursday.

Officials shut the UTA of Williamsbu­rg/Yeshiva Torah V’Yirah at 590 Bedford Ave. — for the second time — for not providing enough proof of immunity for a child who was at the school and for allowing unvaccinated kids and staff on site, despite a measles outbreak that has swept through Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn since last fall.

The Department of Health also forced the closure of UTA 212 at 212 Williamsburg St. for letting in 35 students who were either unvaccinated or did not have the required dosage of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, according to the department.

The city’s announcement comes just two days after it closed the Central UTA Boys Division at 762 Wythe Ave. and officials have now shut 11 schools since the April 9 order by the commissioner for all residents and people who work or go to school in certain Williamsburg postal codes to get vaccinated against the highly contagious malady.

Both learning facilities will have to provide documentation that all students and staff are vaccinated or have immunity before they can reopen and the department’s chief said that these closures send a message that the city won’t stop until all schools comply.

“The spread of measles may be slowing down but we are not,” said Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot. “This is a message to all schools that have been ordered to exclude unvaccinated children — we will not stop our enforcement until the outbreak comes to an end. School staff must do their part to help us end this outbreak and keep New Yorkers safe.”

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 10:14 am, June 14, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Local from Here says:
Good! Vaccinate or stay home. Religion is a waste of time too!
June 14, 2019, 9:35 am
Local from Here says:
Nope. Sue this fascist governor and state, all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. This perverted sleazebag governor doesn’t understand freedoms or the constitution, let the courts teach him of these things.
June 14, 2019, 9:45 am
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
It is our duty as a City to stop the ignorant from endangering overall public health and safety. Places like that need to be shut down.
June 14, 2019, 11:31 am
Local from Here says:
Down with antivaxers!
June 14, 2019, 12:15 pm
Local from Here says:
Down with religion!
June 14, 2019, 12:16 pm
Tyler from pps says:
Simple solution -- relocate to a place where you don't interact with people outside of your unvaccinated community. Brooklyn has a population density of 37,000+ people per square mile. Go somewhere else where your ignorance and selfishness won't inflict as much damage.
June 14, 2019, 1:09 pm
Local from Here says:
Even simpler solution, obey the Constitution. No one will force us to inject pigs blood and human fetuses. The Supreme Court will overturn this so fast your heads will spin.
June 14, 2019, 2 pm
Local from Here says:
Misinformation is why trump was elected.
June 14, 2019, 2:31 pm
Local from Here says:
Not sure why you would delete this, maybe offended by NY Times? "pigs blood and human fetuses" -That's actually not true:
June 14, 2019, 2:35 pm
Ed from Koch says:
How about arresting illegals?
June 14, 2019, 5:28 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆How about deporting bigots?⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 14, 2019, 5:59 pm
Local from Here says:
Quoting the fake news NY Times to attempt to prove a point does the exact opposite of that.
June 14, 2019, 6:20 pm
REAL Local from Here says:
Quoting drumpf to attempt to prove a point does the exact opposite of that. But keep thinking that vaccines have pig blood and embryos in them, stupid.
June 14, 2019, 6:25 pm
Ed from Koch says:
Guest worker programs fine. Otherwise come in legally.
June 14, 2019, 7:18 pm
REAL Local from Here says:
Ed from Koch = Treyvon = Ed from Koch = Treyvon = Ed from Koch
June 14, 2019, 8:51 pm
Ed from Koch says:
Your parents must be so proud of you local.
June 15, 2019, Midnight
michael from real world says:
June 15, 2019, 10:01 am
Local from Here says:
Can’t believe it took this long for someone to blame the Russians. You can find the truth about the dangers of “vaccinations” on the left or right, it’s not even a partisan issue.
June 15, 2019, 11:54 am
Local from Here says:
June 15, 2019, 1:16 pm
michael from real world says:
local, did you read the article?
June 16, 2019, 6 am
Real Local from Here says:
michael, Yes. Are you asking the real Local or the fake Local idiot who parodies me allover this site?
June 16, 2019, 8:16 am
Local from Here says:
You mean the real delusional psycho that’s too stupid to think up their own user name. You actually think you’re fooling anyone?
June 16, 2019, 2:19 pm
Real Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆That's him, follows me everywhere⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 16, 2019, 4:13 pm
Real Local from Here says:
I even had to add "REAL" to my name so you know I'm the real deal. So this copycat jerk has been posting under my name saying that vaccines cause autism. I don't know if they are trying to make me look like a fool or if they actually are that stupid. After seeing all their pro trump crap posting, I'm siding with the latter. This homophobic, racist, misogynistic, D-Bag is not from here and does not reflect opinions of actual locals.
June 16, 2019, 4:43 pm

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