COVID-19 Live Updates: 16 COVID Cases Linked To ‘Big’ Borough Park Wedding, Mayor Bill de Blasio Says

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NEW YORK (WABC) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced a recent increase in cases in a Brooklyn neighborhood. 16 coronavirus cases have been linked to a “big” marriage in Borough Park, said de Blasio.”We always want to act very carefully,” said the mayor. “We saw it with Sunset Park. We take the same approach at Borough Park.

De Blasio also reported a new low in the percentage of residents who tested positive – 0.24%. This is the lowest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, meanwhile, New York state recorded its tenth consecutive day with the percentage of positive tests falling below 1%.

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Flu season in schools
Governor Cuomo has said reopening schools for the fall semester will be “risky and problematic”, especially during flu season.

New York Schools Should Learn Colleges When Reopens, Cuomo Says
Governor Cuomo said that schools planning to resume in-person learning should closely monitor colleges that have had to revert to distance learning, due to “failed testing and contact tracing operations. “. He says this underscores the importance of the screening and screening plans of local school districts. Cuomo said an outbreak of 130 college students would translate into 500 people if it was in a public school, as students would spread the virus to family members. “I want schools to take this into consideration and answer the question, would this have happened in your schools? Could you have seen the spread before it hit 130 students, ”he said. “And if you can’t say yes, you have a problem. ”

Burst Lakewood Party
New Jersey police broke a large party over the weekend as officers scramble to enforce the executive order in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Large numbers of people were inside an Estreia restaurant for an official event on Route 9, despite the restaurant having tents set up outside. Gov. Phil Murphy said he was sorry to say the state is still “not there yet” on dining inside “but trying the hell to get there.”

MSU asks students to stay at home
Michigan State University officials have announced a chance to plan the fall semester and are asking undergraduates who planned to live in residences this fall to stay home and continue their education remotely. with MSU.
The school says that while the vast majority of classes were already offered in distance formats, it will work the next two weeks to transition those that were in person or hybrid to distance formats.

Changes for students at Notre Dame

Notre Dame has announced that it is moving undergraduate courses online for two weeks, but will still allow students to stay in dormitories.

The university encourages students who live off campus to stay in their residence and not come to campus during the two week period.

MTA boarding returns
MTA bus drivers can return to boarding through the front door and pay the fare on Monday, August 31. Officials say this is a crucial step in supporting the reopening of New York.

In March, the transport authority asked passengers to use only the back door to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sarah Feinberg, president of the MTA, says the buses have lost $ 431 million in revenue since March.

2 other states added to tri-state travel advice
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have added two states to the list of areas from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days. Alaska, which was removed last week, and Delaware, which has been added and removed multiple times, are back on the tri-state travel advisory, which now has 33 states and two territories.

Brooklyn Diocese schools to reopen with 100% classroom instruction
The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced that the majority of its 66 Catholic academies and parish schools are planning to reopen with in-person classes.

Change of plan
Ithaca College in New York has announced that it will switch to e-learning after it released a hybrid reopening plan last week. Students were to begin returning to campus on August 28, with others returning in waves throughout September for an October 5 start with a combination of distance and in-person learning. President Shirley M. Collado said her decision was based on the realization that the on-campus experience would have been less than ideal and, “It is easy to predict the likelihood of a public health trajectory that would require closing the college due to circumstances beyond our control. Bringing students here, just to send them home, would cause unnecessary disruption to the continuity of their university experience. Ithaca Voice said the plan to reopen included tests for staff that began on August 14.

New York Gyms Update
Mayor de Blasio said on Tuesday he didn’t think New York’s gyms would start until September 2. He said the priority was going to be inspections. The mayor stressed that health and safety come first. “We will make the decision, because there is one thing the Governor’s Executive Order – of course we are waiting to see the final wording – but what was released in the press release certainly makes it clear the local discretion in all of this. We are going to move these inspections as quickly as possible, but I want to be very clear on the priority, especially given the proximity of September 2 to September 10, the priority is going to be the inspections we need to do for daycares and schools. We will try to find a balance, but there is no doubt in my mind the most important thing we could do with our health inspectors is to focus on day care centers and schools. ”
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‘Miracle’ COVID patient returns home after 111 days
A “miracle” COVID-19 patient who has repeatedly cheated on death returned home Monday after 111 days in Long Island hospitals to a standing ovation from doctors, nurses and staff. Valley Stream’s Tito Velasquez, 36, had no underlying health issues when he arrived at Long Island Valley Stream Jewish Hospital in critical condition on April 28. Doctors said his oxygen saturation, which is 99% in a normal patient, was barely 11%. He was immediately placed on a ventilator and later tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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