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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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Who
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Who

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

Germs
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Germs

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
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Family members need to be tested

And possibly quarantined

yechie
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yechie

why not just put everyone in lockdown

shules?
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shules?

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

Shuls should have already closed
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Shuls should have already closed

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

david national TM
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david national TM

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

in melbourne done
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in melbourne done

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

Close 770
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Close 770

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

Many more
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Many more

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
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many more

Sanity…bless you!

Shuls?
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Shuls?

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

Bergen County, NJ
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Bergen County, NJ

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
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Shuls need to make basic hygiene announcements

Should also make sure people wash their hands before preparing food

Besides washing
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Besides washing

They should wear gloves

People should have been doing this before too...
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People should have been doing this before too...

I hope everyone has always been washing their hands…

Wedding halls
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Wedding halls

How are they affected?

Yay
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Yay

So many little pesach cleaning helpers will be home😉

testing
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testing

where can one get tested??

Testing
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Testing

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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They’re expanding it quickly

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

More info
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More info

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

Whoever thinks
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Whoever thinks

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

Exactly
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Exactly

One idea to the point..

A Mom
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A Mom

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

Transportion
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Transportion

The kids need to get home somehow

Is this verified?
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Is this verified?

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

Synagogue
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Synagogue

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

Email from school. The Headstart is still open!
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Email from school. The Headstart is still open!

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
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Beis Rivkah

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

Email from school. The Headstart is still open!
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Email from school. The Headstart is still open!

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

Headstart is a "Public School"
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Headstart is a "Public School"

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
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extensive exposure

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
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Agree with you

Wise words. Yes! So true

Mass testing needed
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Mass testing needed

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
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"where" is the question

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.

Irrational
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Irrational

In israel they publish dates and times
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In israel they publish dates and times

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
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It is everywhere, just protect the compromised

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

OYYL
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OYYL

Is Ohelei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch the only school not closing?

Sechel...
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Sechel...

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

770?
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770?

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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770 bachurim are isolated from elders

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.

770?
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770?

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

Quarantine
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Quarantine

All Crown Heights should quarantine
And help not to spread it

sad but true
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sad but true

770 must be closed immediately

Just wondering
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Just wondering

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

crazy...this is it??
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crazy...this is it??

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!!!!!
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Moshiach NOW!!!!!

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.

Leah
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Leah

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

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