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Coronavirus Update #35: Return to ‘Yellow Light’ Mode in Crown Heights

Update from the Gedaliah Society and Dr. Eli Rosen: Due to reports of reinfection of COVID in Crown Heights, we are recommending a return to "Yellow Light" mode with regards to social distancing, masks, and gatherings. Full Story

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Rabbonim
July 2, 2020 2:22 pm

The Rebbe said to listen to Rabbonim and medical experts. The Rabbonim have a psak for out of towners not to come to our schuna. Dr. Rosen writes it in black… Let’s not make a joke out of this. Can the Rabbonim write a letter that it is forbidden for out of towners to enter our shuls and local day camps. How can we allow these people to participate? Our schuna basically has herd immunity and it needs to be kept that way. It’s dangerous and will just encourage more visitations if we allow everyone to intermingle in shul, camps,… Read more »

No herd immunity
Reply to  Rabbonim
July 2, 2020 5:45 pm

If you had herd immunity , you have nothing to fear.
But the bottom line is nobody has herd immunity. Your community is wreckless. Stop the madness. Wear masks and distance

The rabbonim should also advise...
Reply to  Rabbonim
July 2, 2020 8:29 pm

that those in CH stay put and do not go to other locations either….It’s for everyone’s protection.

puzzled
July 2, 2020 3:51 pm

so why was there recently a massive farbrengen in 770 with no one wearing masks, no social distancing, food and l’chaim?

That was the "green light" time
Reply to  puzzled
July 2, 2020 4:41 pm

After all the restrictions of “red light” phase, everything seemed safe and so most people went back to “green light” of no masks, no distancing, crowded events etc.
This letter is saying we have to take a step back and live in “yellow light” phase – not go into isolation again, but wear masks and keep social distancing.

I agree
Reply to  puzzled
July 2, 2020 4:41 pm

Terrified to return to CH. terrified to go into a store there with no one having any common decency and wearing masks. Will schools at least comply with safety protocols? Temps taken before entering schools?

Berel
Reply to  puzzled
July 2, 2020 5:22 pm

It’s tough I know.

This is letter was published July 2 which is (checks calendar …) today.

That massive farbregan … well that wasn’t today.

All clear now?

to avoid 770?
July 2, 2020 4:23 pm

what’s the point? to avoid going to 770? so then signs should be hung up in 770 to socially distance, and wear a mask no?

Dear crown heights DR.S and RABONIM sheychyu
July 2, 2020 4:49 pm

thank you so much for your amazing and dedicated support ,during this coronavirus/covid-19 pandemic!. unfortunately we are returning to a “yellow light”. in the letter to the residents of the Shechuna it stresses 2 points. 1) that we must follow the instructions of the Dr.s and HealthCare professionals , to wear a mask, social distance, don’t go to an overcrowded place. 2) guests should not come to crown heights as it can be a danger to the vulnerable and cha”v for anyone. but yet all these warnings and letters have fallen to deaf ears: for example 1) 770 is open… Read more »

770
July 2, 2020 4:52 pm

Need to enforce this in 770. It is filled from 6am to late at night; not 25% of capacity, it is 2x or 3x the legal capacity. No masks, no distancing. Either enforce the rules 100%, or else close it down again.

Not listening
July 2, 2020 5:09 pm

Why is no one listening to any of this. They never said you can not wear masks if ur not socially distanced. Why In crown heights supermarkets is no one wearing a mask.

Crown Heights is not a walked city!
July 2, 2020 6:58 pm

Crown Heights is not a walled city! Why did Crown Heights doctors declare Corona to be at an end weeks ago? People go out to work and come back. Visitors show up even when you ask them not to. A big part of the problem is some of the same Doctors who were AW0L at the height of the crises then declared it over. So many people became lax. People are dancing together indoors hand in hand, our summer camps reopen even when the rest of the world is being cautious. We do not know enough about this virus to… Read more »

Abba
Reply to  Crown Heights is not a walked city!
July 2, 2020 8:46 pm

Does this mean that every “repeat
Case” will be in crown heights? That would be a real plague

Visitors
Reply to  Crown Heights is not a walked city!
July 2, 2020 9:24 pm

Many of the visitors that are showing up are coming in because the crown heights schools/camps are telling us to. We need to clear our dorms and apartments. How else are we supposed to get our children to camp? How else are we supposed to get kosher food?

There should never have been...
July 2, 2020 8:31 pm

…a “green light”, if in fact there was one given. No one under no standards is in “green light” phase in NYS. The governor has repeatedly said that local “guidance” against state requirements means nothing…sure anyone can say their doctors said this or that, but the rules still apply. We’re backtracking because people all over, including CH, have treated “green light” as “before COVID–anything goes!”, and that is not a place that anywhere is actually in. Why wait for it to get bad again, like by Purim? Didn’t we learn?

Topic to discuss
July 2, 2020 9:08 pm

which herd are you?
each person Hashem created has Bichira/Choice.
when choice is taken away from you; by the government, medical workers, or your boss- you can start thinking there has got to be something wrong….
OPEN YOUR MIND.

Open your mind
Reply to  Topic to discuss
July 3, 2020 2:09 pm

Your choice to wear pants, but most bosses and rabbonim will require you to wear clothing in the supermarket and shul.

When they take that choice away from you- something is wrong.

Relalx
July 3, 2020 12:46 am

We In crown heights got hit hard. In fact probably as hard as anywhere in the world. Lag Baomer 2/3 of crown heights were wearing masks. However For more than a month there hasn’t been a single new case. Bh. For that reason Ppl were being less cearful, and the doctors and Rabbonim didn’t say anything publicly becouse there was a lot less to be concerned about. So yes. The relaxation was justified. And no I didn’t wear a mask for the past week. Now the doctors are saying that there is cause for heightened caution, so now we as… Read more »

insane
Reply to  Relalx
July 3, 2020 4:21 am

we should have been wearing masks and social distancing all along…the docs said we could end quarantine but still be aware that we are in a pandemic and take precautions. no one in this community wants to listen

Just quarantine.....for ever and everf
July 3, 2020 12:27 pm

People who wore masks in March- April still got Covid

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