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Measles Information

Immunization Clinics for uninsured and underinsured children are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00-6:00 PM at Sullivan County Public Health, 50 Community Lane, Liberty, NY for residents. Appointments are required for the regular immunization clinics. Please call Sullivan County Public Health at 845-292-5910, Ext. 0 to make an appointment.

New York State Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions 
and Additional Frequently Asked Questions About Measles.

For Camp Owners/Operators

Dear Summer Camp Owner/Operators:

Sullivan County Public Health Order No. 1, 2022, adopted May 19, 2022 requires all Camp Owners/Operators in Sullivan County, New York to be in compliance with the Order and to have documentation available upon demand to show proof of immunity to measles for ALL campers and camp staff, whether hired or volunteer, or residing on the premises where children are present.

If your camp is found to be out of compliance with this Order, violations may be issued.

Questions can be directed to:


845-292-5910 X 2179  DURING BUSINESS HOURS

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5pm

Or by emailing us at

Additionally you may call the NYS Department of Health District office in Monticello which regulates summer camps, and issues camp permits, to answer related questions at 845-794-2045.


Nancy McGraw, MPH, MBA, LCSW

Public Health Director

2022 Public Health Order #1

2022 Measles Order Page 12022 Measles Order Page 22022 Measles Order Page 3

Questions regarding compliance with the Public Health Order for summer camps can be addressed by calling (845) 292-5910 x2179. Please leave a voicemail if someone does not answer and include your name, camp and phone number. We will respond to your questions as soon as possible.

For Everyone

What is Measles?

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease (in the lungs and breathing tubes) caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people (when a person infected with the measles virus breathes, coughs, or sneezes). Measles is one of the most contagious viruses on earth; one measles infected person can give the virus to 18 others. In fact, 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to the virus become infected. You can catch measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, up to 2 hours after that person is gone. And you can catch measles from an infected person even before they have a measles rash.

Common symptoms

Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as 7 days and as late as 21 days after exposure. Measles typically begins with

  • high fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose (coryza), and
  • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis).


  • Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth.
  • Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. The spots may become joined together as they spread from the head to the rest of the body. When the rash appears, a person's fever may go up to more than 104° Fahrenheit.
  • After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.

People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash. Click here to find out more.