11 in NY Confirmed with Coronavirus, One in NJ

The number of cases of coronavirus in New York has jumped to eleven, nine are in Westchester, and now there’s one in Fort Lee, New Jersey. 11 across the country have died and there are more than 150 cases nationwide, and a Hong Kong coronavirus patient’s pet dog has been quarantined, believed to be the first case of human-to-animal transmission, though it’s considered a “weak positive.” Governor Andrew Cuomo said yesterday, for New York, it all started with the New Rochelle attorney who works in the city…

A family friend has also tested positive as have some of his family members, resulting in the closing of several institutions, including Yeshiva University, The Lawrence Hospital, SAR High School, SAR Elementary School and West Torah Academy. Schools in New Rochelle are staying open, though they are closing in Hastings-on-Hudson and Mount Vernon. In a 415 to 2 vote Congress last night approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding, which Rockland and Westchester Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, says will combat coronavirus in several ways…

The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration. If you are concerned about symptoms or travel, call the Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065. Click here for the Rockland County Health Department website with information on coronavirus.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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