Westchester graduation ceremony sparks coronavirus cluster

Fourteen individuals have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Westchester County — a cluster doubtless sparked after two households traveled to Florida then attended a commencement ceremony within the suburban New York county, officers stated Monday.

The contaminated individuals within the cluster visited the Sunshine State — a present hotbed of the coronavirus — then attended a drive-thru commencement ceremony on the Chappaqua prepare station for Horace Greeley Excessive College on June 20.

13 individuals who attended the ceremony have examined optimistic for the virus, Westchester County Government George Latimer stated.

A scholar who’s contaminated additionally went to a “discipline night time” occasion later that night time, ABC 7 reported. The occasion, which was not sanctioned by the varsity, was attended by juniors and seniors from a number of excessive faculties within the county.

“Of the 14 which are optimistic, these individuals are all inter-related by the place they had been or by private affiliation, however that’s what constitutes a cluster,” the county’s well being commissioner, Dr. Sherlita Amler stated Monday.

The entire individuals contaminated are self-isolating for 14 days.

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