NY Sees Second Virus Case, Two Jewish Schools Close

The New York Post reports:

A New Rochelle man has been confirmed to have the coronavirus — making him the second person in the state to have the illness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday — as two Jewish private schools closed, including one in The Bronx attended by one of the man’s children.

The Westchester County man — an attorney who commutes to work in Manhattan — had no direct connection with any known countries at the center of the novel virus, he said on LI News Radio.

He was initially treated in Westchester at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville beofre being transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, where Mayor de Blasio said he is in serious condition.

The New York Times reports:

Two schools in the New York City area were closed as a “precautionary measure” — the SAR Academy and SAR High School in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx and Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

In New York City, the SAR school administrators sent an email to parents and faculty saying it was closing on Tuesday for “precautionary measures.” Mr. Cuomo said during a news conference on Tuesday that one of the Westchester patient’s children attended SAR.

The school, which describes itself as a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school, canceled classes because of a “suspected case of coronavirus,” according to the email, but urged parents and staff to remain calm and follow advised preventive measures.