2 Rockland residents on federal 'Do Not Board List' amid measles concerns
A handful of people across the United States have been banned from airline travel this Memorial Day weekend for fear that they might spread the measles.
Two Rockland County residents and up to eight people nationwide have been placed on a federal airline "Do Not Board List" in an effort to contain the disease.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the county health department reported the two individuals to the federal government several weeks ago because they had been exposed to the measles. Each has told county health officials they intended to travel to Israel despite the exposure, according to Day.
The listed passengers either have or have been exposed to a communicable disease like the measles. Anyone listed cannot obtain a boarding pass, and those who had plans to travel this weekend had to cancel their flights.