A bochur who is learning in the Kvutzah group in New York for this year has tested positive for COVID 19, according to a letter from the Iggud Talmidei Hakvutzah.
“According to the instructions of the neighborhood doctors, a student in the Kvutzah group who recently quarantined in Connecticut has tested positive for COVID 19, therefore, you are required to quarantine immediately in your dorms,” the letter states.
“Details about davening, eating and learning will be forthcoming,” they said.
The information was also announced to the bochurim in the main shul of 770.
The 200 bochurim who will be learning this year in 770 have recently arrived in Crown Heights only after spending 2 weeks in Connecticut, which was meant to control the spread of the virus. They spent two weeks at a campground there and were also given COVID tests before traveling to Crown Heights.
It is unclear whether the bochur contracted coronavirus in Crown Heights or in Connecticut.