YU Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus

After a Yeshiva University student tested positive for COVID-19, YU president Ari Berman sent out a notice that all Wilf Campus classes are cancelled for the day.

By Anash.org reporter

Yeshiva University president Ari Berman informed the YU community Wednesday morning that a quarantined YU undergraduate student had tested positive for COVID-19. All classes at the Wilf Campus in Washington Heights were canceled for the day, including graduate courses and the boys’ high school classes.

The student is the son of a Westchester County attorney, who was the second New Yorker diagnosed with the illness.

In addition, anyone who attended services at a Westchester County shul tied to New York’s second coronavirus case was ordered to self-quarantine on Tuesday, as they may have been exposed to the deadly illness. It is estimated that about 600 people have been ordered to quarantine.

Another one of the attorney’s children attends the Modern Orthodox day school SAR Academy in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

SAR, Westchester Day School and Westchester Torah Academy have all closed temporarily due to possible coronavirus exposure, and Young Israel in New Rochelle, also in Westchester, is being required to halt its services immediately. The state is requiring self-quarantine for congregants and those who have attended recent events at the synagogue.

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