Cuomo initiates an investigation into a student who returned to New York from Florida with COVID-19


Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a New York high school student who contracted COVID-19 on a recent trip to Florida infected four other students when they returned for a graduation event Saturday night.

The state’s contact search team is now trying to locate people who have come into contact with the unidentified student at Horace Greeley High School in Westchester County.

At that time, the student had not yet developed symptoms of the virus and did not know they were infected.

They had also returned to New York before Cuomo ordered a 14-day quarantine for those arriving in the state from eight coronavirus hotspots, including Florida.

“We are prepared to do the aggressive testing and contact tracing necessary to curb and ultimately control any potential group of new cases like Westchester County,” Cuomo said Friday.

The drive-in graduation ceremony was held at the Chappaqua train station, but attendees said not everyone stayed in their cars, reports The New York Daily News.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 contact tracking team is frantically trying to locate people who came into contact with a New York high school student who contracted the coronavirus on a recent trip to Florida.

Complaints were reportedly circulating on social media that some students were not wearing face masks and were not maintaining a safe social distance.

An infected student later went to a second event after graduation, where they came in contact with students from other schools in the area.

State health officials are urging anyone who attended the Horace Greeley graduation or that second event to remain in quarantine until July 5.

Westchester County was the site of a major group of coronaviruses at the start of the New York state outbreak in March, and officials are desperate to prevent a recurrence of that incident.

The infected student reportedly attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, Westchester County.  Four other students at the school have now tested positive for the virus.

The infected student reportedly attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, Westchester County. Four other students at the school have now tested positive for the virus.

New York has gone from being the most affected states to being one of the few in the process of containing the coronavirus.

To stop a second wave, Cuomo announced Wednesday the new mandatory quarantine order for people arriving from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas.

Florida is currently seeing a dangerous increase in cases, with the state registering a total of 9,585 new infections on Saturday.

Travelers now arriving at New York City airports are greeted with signs that tell them they face restrictions if they have arrived from any of the eight states mentioned.

New York has gone from being the most affected states to being one of the few in the process of containing the coronavirus.

New York has gone from being the most affected states to being one of the few in the process of containing the coronavirus.

The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest increase in the pandemic in a single day.  There are now more than 2.4 million COVID-19 cases across the country

The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest increase in the pandemic in a single day. There are now more than 2.4 million COVID-19 cases across the country

Those who ignore the 14-day quarantine period are at risk of being fined $ 10,000.

The travel notice requirements do not apply to anyone who passes through designated states for a limited time, such as connecting on a plane or driving.

“In New York, it is a travel notice, you are informed that you must quarantine for 14 days,” Cuomo said Wednesday.

‘If you go to a hotel, the hotel employee asks why you are not quarantined.

Travelers now arriving at New York City airports are greeted with signs that tell them they face restrictions if they have arrived from any of the eight states listed.

Travelers now arriving at New York City airports are greeted with signs that tell them they face restrictions if they have arrived from any of the eight states listed.

‘You are stopped by a police officer who says: You are driving a car from Florida, weren’t you supposed to be in quarantine for 14 days?

It can be detected that any of these mechanisms violates its quarantine.

‘If you are violating your quarantine, you may be subject to a court order and mandatory quarantine. You may have to pay the costs of the quarantine. There are also fines that go along with the violation of quarantine. $ 2,000 for the first violation, $ 5,000 for the second, up to $ 10,000 if it causes harm. ‘

Essential workers are exempt from the resolution, but must take precautions and undergo a COVID-19 test as soon as possible, the state says.

The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest increase in the pandemic in a single day.

The death toll in the United States now exceeds 125,000, the highest in the world, with a total of 2.48 million confirmed cases.

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