Measles Cases Reach Record-Breaking Numbers

More than 700 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year, making this outbreak the worst in decades. The CDC reports from January 1 to April 26, 2019, 704 individual cases of the measles have been confirmed in 22 states, including Texas.

While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have state laws requiring children entering childcare or public schools to be vaccinated, some parents choose to forgo vaccines for their children due to religious, medical, or philosophical reasons.

Childcare policies and procedures, including an infectious disease policy, can help ministry staff and volunteers handle health concerns consistently and respectfully.

Read more about how to protect children in your ministry’s care from measles and other infectious diseases.