Westchester commencement ceremony sparks coronavirus cluster

Fourteen individuals have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Westchester County — a cluster possible sparked after two households traveled to Florida then attended a commencement ceremony within the suburban New York county, officers mentioned 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 practice station for Horace Greeley Excessive Faculty on June 20.

13 individuals who attended the ceremony have examined constructive for the virus, Westchester County Govt George Latimer mentioned.

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

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

All the individuals contaminated are self-isolating for 14 days.

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