20 NY Judges Test COVID+ After Weekend Retreat

The New York Times reports:

More than 70 New York City judges descended on a Long Island resort last week to enjoy an annual three-night retreat. In the days after, 20 tested positive for the coronavirus.

Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York’s courts, confirmed Wednesday that the judges had tested positive. He said that, to his knowledge, none of the judges were seriously ill, and that those who were symptomatic had not reported to work.

The retreat was at Gurney’s Star Island, often referred to as the Montauk Yacht Club, its former name. The getaway involved a number of activities for the criminal court judges association, whose members include appointed criminal court judges and those elevated to serve as acting State Supreme Court justices.

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