Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday called on point out investigators to probe a COVID-19 cluster in Westchester, thought to be triggered by a pupil who returned from coronavirus hotspot Florida — and then attended a graduation ceremony in posh Chappaqua.
The unidentified college student commenced exhibiting signs or symptoms immediately after the June 20 “drive in” ceremony at the Chappaqua train station for graduating seniors at Horace Greeley Significant Faculty, Cuomo said.
Since then, 4 some others in attendance have examined constructive for COVID-19, he added.
“New Yorkers have controlled the unfold of this unprecedented virus by staying clever and disciplined, and our progress to day is illustrated by the present-day very low numbers of new circumstances and hospitalizations,” Cuomo said.
“But as we are observing in other states who reopened immediately, the pandemic is significantly from around and we need (to) stay vigilant. We’re organized to do the intense tests and get hold of tracing necessary to sluggish and eventually regulate any potential clusters of new conditions like the just one in Westchester County.”
The infected pupil also participated in a non-university related “Field Night” celebration the exact same working day together with juniors and seniors and learners from encompassing college districts, Cuomo mentioned.
These who attended the ceremony or other graduation gatherings, which continued into June 21, ended up told to quarantine right up until July 5.
Some in Chappaqua — where by Bill and Hillary Clinton famously ordered a home in 1999 — reportedly are shaming the pupil.
“To people today shaming 1 female for spreading coronavirus around Chappaqua, you are erroneous. People today weren’t social distancing OR donning masks. She may have introduced it, but to blame it on her when you enable it to transmit It’s not proper. The supply does not make any difference as significantly as the circulation,” the particular person tweeted, Patch reported.
The governor also declared Saturday that any point out employee who voluntarily travels to superior-threat states soon after June 25 is ineligible for COVID-19 compensated ill go away.
A Cuomo-issued advisory — which took result Thursday — directs travelers returning to New York from states with higher coronavirus infection premiums to self quarantine for 14 times.
The amount of New Yorkers testing positive for the coronavirus dropped under 1 p.c to .96 p.c, Cuomo’s business office mentioned Saturday.
There were 73,262 tests done in the point out with 703 good final results.
The point out claimed 13 coronavirus deaths Friday and 908 men and women hospitalized with the bug, down 43 from the day before.