New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that a New York high school student was infected with COVID-19 on his last trip to Florida, and they infected another four students when they returned to the graduation ceremony last Saturday night
The state’s contact tracking team is now trying to find people who have contacted unidentified students at Horace Greeley High School in Westchester County.
At the time, the student had not developed symptoms of the virus and did not know that he had been infected.
They also returned to New York, and Cuomo issued a 14-day quarantine order for people who arrived in the state from eight coronavirus hotspots, including Florida.
“We are ready to carry out the necessary active testing and contact tracking to slow down and ultimately control any potential new cases, such as the Westchester County case,”
The “drive-by” graduation ceremony was held at Chappaqua train station-but participants said that not everyone was in their cars, the New York Daily News reported.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 contact tracking group is frantically looking for people who have contact with New York high school students who had been infected with coronavirus while traveling recently in Florida
According to reports, there have been rumors on social media that some students did not wear masks and did not maintain a safe social distance.
An infected student later took part in the second competition after graduation, where they contacted students from other schools in the area.
State health officials are urging anyone participating in the Horace Greeley graduation ceremony or second event to be quarantined until July 5.
At the beginning of the New York State outbreak in March, Westchester County was once home to the main coronavirus cluster-officials desperately hoped to avoid the incident from happening again.
The infected student reportedly attended Holas Greeley High School in Chiapaqua, Westchester County. Four other students at the school are now positive for the virus
New York has changed from the hardest hit state to one of the very few states that is infected with coronavirus.
To stop the second wave, Cuomo A new mandatory quarantine order was announced on Wednesday Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas.
Current cases in Florida have surged, and the state recorded 9,585 new infections on Saturday.
Now travelers arriving at New York City Airport are welcomed by signboards, telling them that if they come from any of the eight states listed, they will be restricted.
New York has changed from the hardest hit state to one of the very few states infected with coronavirus
Last Friday, the United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase in a pandemic. There are now more than 2.4 million COVID-19 cases nationwide
Those who violate the 14-day quarantine period will face a fine of $10,000.
The travel consulting requirement does not apply to anyone who passes a specified state within a limited time, such as connecting or crossing on an airplane.
Cuomo said on Wednesday: “In New York, this is a travel advice that informs you that you should be quarantined for 14 days.”
“If you go to a hotel, the hotel attendant will ask you why not be quarantined?
Travelers arriving at New York City Airport are now welcomed by signboards, telling them that if they come from any of the eight states listed, they will be restricted
“You were stopped by a policeman. The policeman said that you drove from Florida. Shouldn’t you be quarantined for 14 days?
‘Any of these mechanisms can be detected as a violation of isolation regulations.
“If you violate the isolation rules, you may be subject to judicial orders and mandatory isolation. You may need to pay for quarantine. There are also fines for violations of the isolation regulations. The first violation is $2,000, the second violation is $5,000, and if it hurts, the maximum is $10,000.
The state stated that basic workers are exempt from this ruling, but must take precautions and conduct COVID-19 testing as soon as possible.
Last Friday, the United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase in a pandemic.
The current death toll in the United States exceeds 125,000, the highest in the world, with a total of 2.48 million diagnosed cases.