Coronavirus: in New Rochelle, “we try not to panic too much” Liberation.
Rabbi Reuven Fink is among 17 patients connected to a 50-year-old New Rochelle attorney and 22 across the state.
CORONAVIRUS: Most recent CDCs New York State Health Department New York Health Department New York direct line: 1- (888) -364-3065 | NJ Health Department | Hotline NJ: 1- (800) -222-1222
The rabbi oversees the young Israel of New Rochelle, where man worships. He also teaches at Yeshiva University in Washington Heights, where the son of man attends school.
“Rabbi Reuven Fink, the rabbi of young Israel from New Rochelle, who was in quarantine for being in contact with his congregant who turned out to be positive, announced to his congregation that he also tested positive for the coronavirus”, the school posted overnight. “Rabbi Fink teaches two university classes on our Washington Heights campus. We contacted his students and recommended as a precautionary measure for self-quarantine until further notice.
– Yeshiva University (@YUNews) March 6, 2020
The Washington Heights and Midtown university campuses are closed for cleaning but are expected to reopen on Tuesday.
In the meantime, two other private schools will be closed on Friday in New York City.
Spence School sent a letter to parents saying that a family is being monitored after a parent has been exposed to the virus on recent international travel. The school is closed while the campus is being disinfected.
The Collegiate will also be closed because the parent of a middle school student may have been exposed.
The Brooklyn Civil Court received thorough disinfection on Wednesday after the city learned that a lawyer working there goes to the same Westchester synagogue as lawyer Lawrence Garbuz, 50.
Garbuz, of New Rochelle, is one of at least 10 people in New York State – including his wife, Adina and his two children – who are believed to have passed the virus among them.
About 1,000 people connected to those 10 were asked to isolate themselves, including a lawyer who works at the Civil Court on 141 Livingston Street.
The city sent workers from the Department of Administrative Services at city level to clean the courthouse as a precaution after the lawyer attending the Garbuz synagogue, Temple Young Israel in New Rochelle, who also works in court, was asked to isolate himself, a court source told The Post.
The city keeps the name of that lawyer confidential.
Garbuz is hospitalized at the New York-Presbyterian / Columbia Medical Center in stable conditions, while the rest are well enough to stay home, Governor Cuomo said on Wednesday.
New York’s eleventh confirmed coronavirus case is a 39-year-old healthcare professional who is recovering in his Manhattan apartment after returning home from his trip to Iran.
A DCAS spokesman said Wednesday’s cleaning was routine.