New York student sparks COVID-19 group after returning from Florida

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday asked state investigators to investigate a COVID-19 group in Westchester, believed to have been caused by a student who returned from Florida’s coronavirus hot spot, and then attended a graduation ceremony in Chappaqua. Elegant.

The unidentified student began showing symptoms after the “driving” ceremony on June 20 at the Chappaqua train station for Horace Greeley high school graduates, Cuomo said.

Since then, four other attendees have tested positive for COVID-19, he added.

“New Yorkers have controlled the spread of this unprecedented virus by being smart and disciplined, and our progress to date is illustrated by the current low number of new cases and hospitalizations,” said Cuomo.

“But as we are seeing in other states that reopened quickly, the pandemic is far from over and we need to be vigilant.” We are prepared to conduct the aggressive testing and contact tracing necessary to curb and ultimately control any potential group of new cases such as Westchester County. “

The infected student also participated in a non-school “Field Night” event on the same day along with juniors and seniors and students from the surrounding school districts, Cuomo said.

Those who attended the ceremony or other graduation events, which continued through June 21, were ordered to quarantine until July 5.

Some in Chappaqua, where Bill and Hillary Clinton bought a home in 1999, are reportedly embarrassing the student.

“For people who embarrass 1 girl for spreading the coronavirus around Chappaqua, you are wrong. People did not distance themselves socially OR wore masks. He may have brought it, but blaming her while allowing her to broadcast is not okay. The source doesn’t matter as much as the flow, ”the person tweeted, Patch reported.

The Governor also announced Saturday that any state worker who voluntarily travels to high-risk states after June 25 is not eligible for paid sick leave of COVID-19.

A Cuomo advisory, effective Thursday, directs travelers returning to New York from states with high rates of coronavirus infection to quarantine for 14 days.

The number of New Yorkers who tested positive for the coronavirus fell from 1 percent to 0.96 percent, the Cuomo office said Saturday.

There were 73,262 tests performed in the state with 703 positive results.

The state reported 13 deaths from the coronavirus and 908 people hospitalized with the virus on Friday, 43 fewer than the day before.