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3 Cases of Coronavirus in Crown Heights; Schools Shut

3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 positive cases were found in the Crown Heights Jewish community as of Friday morning. All schools will be closed as of 12 noon on Friday until further notice. Update: Offical letter from the schools at 12 pm. Full Story

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March 13, 2020 11:29 am

Who are the 3 people. We don’t need names but where do they work or go shopping bps we can know what to do next

Reply to  Who
March 13, 2020 11:48 am

It doesn’t really matter if they (unknowingly) gave it to 2, 10, 20 people who gave it to the next people etc.
You know what to do, stay away from people for a while, wash your hands, and wait it out.

Family members need to be tested
Reply to  Who
March 13, 2020 12:05 pm

And possibly quarantined

Reply to  Family members need to be tested
March 18, 2020 12:01 am

why not just put everyone in lockdown

March 13, 2020 11:31 am

Perhaps the shules should be closed for the time-being?

Shuls should have already closed
Reply to  shules?
March 13, 2020 12:57 pm

This was inevitable, the Shuls should have been closed last week already.

david national TM
Reply to  Shuls should have already closed
March 20, 2020 2:41 pm

I advised the gabboim to do so 2 weeks ago but……… wulld not listen

in melbourne done
Reply to  shules?
March 15, 2020 2:51 am

in Melbourne ligit all shules are closed and made minyonim of 10

Close 770
Reply to  shules?
March 15, 2020 7:42 am

How many need to get sick before someone states the obvious….770 is the worst place to be right now

Many more
March 13, 2020 11:32 am

There are probably hundreds of people in crown heights who will be positive if tested. This is not to panic anyone, it’s to do the opposite. Calm down, you will Iyh be fine. Just follow the guidelines and leave the rest to the Airbeshter

many more
Reply to  Many more
March 13, 2020 11:46 am

Sanity…bless you!

March 13, 2020 11:35 am

Time to start shutting down shuls, it’s the easiest way to transmit.

Bergen County, NJ
Reply to  Shuls?
March 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Bergen county Rabbinic council forbade to go to minyanim, and all public gatherings, to slow the traffic at hospitals; Italy was overwhelmed with such.

Shuls need to make basic hygiene announcements
Reply to  Shuls?
March 13, 2020 12:07 pm

Should also make sure people wash their hands before preparing food

Besides washing
Reply to  Shuls need to make basic hygiene announcements
March 13, 2020 2:00 pm

They should wear gloves

People should have been doing this before too...
Reply to  Shuls need to make basic hygiene announcements
March 13, 2020 6:08 pm

I hope everyone has always been washing their hands…

Wedding halls
March 13, 2020 11:40 am

How are they affected?

March 13, 2020 11:41 am

So many little pesach cleaning helpers will be home😉

March 13, 2020 11:43 am

where can one get tested??

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March 13, 2020 12:26 pm

I spoke to my Doctor’s office this morning. Testing is available only if ordered by the physician when the patient is exhibiting fever, coughing, difficulty breathing or other indicators of this flu. They want you to start off self medicating from your own home if you feel sick. Bottom line, testing is available but very restricted at this time.

They’re expanding it quickly
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March 13, 2020 12:50 pm

By the next week or two it should be a lot more readily available.

More info
March 13, 2020 11:43 am

If we knew where these people went the past few weeks, we can also self quarantine.

Whoever thinks
March 13, 2020 11:50 am

Whoever thinks they can control this thing it’s not possible, do your best and trust in Hashem.

Reply to  Whoever thinks
March 13, 2020 1:00 pm

One idea to the point..

A Mom
March 13, 2020 11:51 am

If they closing the school at 12 why didnt have early dismissal for all schools in CH

Reply to  A Mom
March 13, 2020 11:57 am

The kids need to get home somehow

Is this verified?
March 13, 2020 11:58 am

Apparently some schools are not closing. Which principals signed off on this?

March 13, 2020 11:58 am

Pls close 770 right now, it’s potentially vvv serious

Email from school. The Headstart is still open!
March 13, 2020 11:59 am

Dear Parents,

As of today, Friday 11:45 AM, Beth Rivkah Early Head Start, Head Start, Preschool will remain open.

This is in effect until we receive written direction from the New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene. (Which we still have not received.).

Please continue to check your emails for further updates as they become available.

Wishing you and your family a healthy and peaceful Shabbos.

Beis Rivkah
March 13, 2020 12:01 pm

They emailed parents today! saying they are staying open…. please explain.

Email from school. The Headstart is still open!
Reply to  Beis Rivkah
March 13, 2020 12:03 pm

Preschool, and the Headstart programs are run by the government. The rest of the school is not.

Headstart is a "Public School"
Reply to  Beis Rivkah
March 13, 2020 12:37 pm

Headstart is a “Public School” in that it is government run. When Public schools close, they will too. Unless there is a confirmed case IN HEADSTART. Then they will close long enough to disinfect.

extensive exposure
March 13, 2020 12:05 pm

Extensive exposure means we can all assume we’ve been exposed. Its not necessary to know who has it or where they were. There are just going to be more positive cases every day and it will be impossible to trace all the exposure…
Just do your best to follow the guidelines given. Wash hands. Stay low. Keep your kids low. Refrain from visiting the elderly. Don’t panic.
Do your bit and trust Hashem to do His!

Agree with you
Reply to  extensive exposure
March 13, 2020 12:54 pm

Wise words. Yes! So true

Mass testing needed
March 13, 2020 12:09 pm

This scarce testing is dangerous. Everyone showing mild symptoms should be tested and isolated until results come in. We need to stop passing it to protect our weak and elderly.

Dr.Rosen, please speak up with instructions on how to test.

"where" is the question
March 13, 2020 12:24 pm

Its not a matter of who the infected are, rather they should publish a list of places (stores, schools, shuls etc) and times those 3 people were at, so others who were at those same locations at the same time can take the necessary precautions and be quarantined.

Reply to  "where" is the question
March 13, 2020 1:02 pm

In israel they publish dates and times
Reply to  "where" is the question
March 14, 2020 12:47 pm

In israel dates and times and places people who have corona are published so all those in those places when the sick person was there are aware and can go to self quarantine for 14 days

It is everywhere, just protect the compromised
March 13, 2020 12:38 pm

A friend had to convince her Crown Heights grandmother “Bubby, you do NOT need a manicure”

March 13, 2020 12:45 pm

Is Ohelei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch the only school not closing?

March 13, 2020 12:59 pm

Please stay at home unless you absolutely have to go out. Otherwise many of our seniors will be affected…

March 13, 2020 1:08 pm

Is 770 Yeshiva still opened?
Why aren’t they part of the Crown Heights Schools?

770 bachurim are isolated from elders
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March 13, 2020 1:49 pm

I might argue that no one should go to 770, or anywhere, except the bachurim in 770 (unless they have respiratory medical conditions), who should continue to learn, daven, and say tehillim with even more a shturem.

Reply to  770 bachurim are isolated from elders
March 13, 2020 6:33 pm

There are many American 770 bochurim which aren’t isolated from elders.

March 13, 2020 1:12 pm

All Crown Heights should quarantine
And help not to spread it

sad but true
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March 14, 2020 11:00 pm

770 must be closed immediately

Just wondering
March 13, 2020 1:26 pm

Has anyone tested negative for this virus ? Or have all tests come back positive

crazy...this is it??
March 13, 2020 4:00 pm

why is 770 not closed? what does it take for people to wake up and realize that is the worst place for spreading disease

Moshiach NOW!!!!!
March 13, 2020 6:13 pm

The Chinese were able to accomplish what the Romans , Greeks , Assyrians , Spaniards , Germans , Amalek were not able to do. Quickly shut down Jewish institutions worldwide.

March 21, 2020 11:05 pm

It wasn’t the Chinese it was Hashem – think about this!