The NYC Health Department today served closure orders to “Simche Kinder” located in Williamsburg at 812 Myrtle Ave. There are 77 children enrolled in this school.
The Health Dept says they did this because “this center repeatedly failed to comply with an Order of the Health Commissioner in response to the current measles outbreak”.
This is the eight school closed in Williamsburg, most of which have been Yeshivas. The previous schools were authorized to reopen under Health Department monitoring after submitting a corrective action plan that was approved by the Department.
The Health Department is working with parents to find alternative care for the children that attended the program, and says that this site will not be allowed to reopen until staff can demonstrate to the Health Department that they can comply with the order.
The Health Department says they will continue to conduct audits of schools to ensure these centers have comprehensive attendance and immunization records, and that they’re properly excluding. The Department says that everyone must do their part to keep children safe and to help us end this outbreak.
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