New York to research potential coronavirus cluster from commencement after Florida traveler checks constructive
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conducts a information convention on the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nationwide Press Membership in Washington D.C., after a gathering with President Trump on the White Home on Wednesday, Might 27, 2020.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced on Saturday that the state’s division of well being will examine a highschool commencement ceremony after a scholar who just lately traveled to Florida examined constructive for Covid-19, in accordance with a press launch.
4 individuals who have been involved with the scholar have examined constructive for the coronavirus for the reason that drive-in ceremony was held on June 20 in Westchester county, simply north of New York Metropolis, in accordance with the discharge.
The entire people who’ve examined constructive at the moment are self isolating and anybody related to the commencement ceremony at Chappaqua Practice Station or any related occasions are instructed to quarantine till July 5, the order acknowledged.
“New Yorkers have managed the unfold of this unprecedented virus by being sensible and disciplined, and our progress so far is illustrated by the present low numbers of latest circumstances and hospitalizations,” Cuomo stated in a press launch. “We’re ready to do the aggressive testing and make contact with tracing required to gradual and finally management any potential clusters of latest circumstances just like the one in Westchester County.”
It wasn’t made clear whether or not the division of well being has concluded the scholar was contaminated in Florida or how many individuals on the ceremony have been probably uncovered to the virus. A spokesperson for Cuomo wasn’t instantly accessible for remark.
The investigation comes solely days after Cuomo, alongside New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, ordered all travelers arriving to their states from Florida, Texas and different states with spiking Covid-19 an infection charges to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
Individuals who do not voluntarily quarantine for 14 days will probably be topic to fines and a compulsory quarantine. Cuomo stated the fines will probably be $2,000 for the primary violation, $5,000 for the second and as much as $10,000 in the event that they trigger hurt.
The coronavirus has proven indicators of easing in New York whereas accelerating within the South and West. Florida reported greater than 9,600 new Covid-19 circumstances on Saturday, the second day of record breaking new circumstances, in accordance with the state’s well being division.