2 confirmed COVID-19 Rockland County cases possibly exposed others to disease

NEW CITY — The two Rockland residents who tested positive for coronavirus may have exposed others to the disease, Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said Sunday.

The two people — an adult man and woman — learned of their potential exposure at a New Rochelle synagogue, were in quarantine, then felt ill and went to a local hospital in Rockland.

“It was previously believed that these infected individuals had not worked as caterers during these events and it was only through the detective work of one of our investigators that this discovery was made,” Ruppert said.

The two infected people worked at a bat mitzvah at Young Israel New Rochelle that was attended by a 50-year-old lawyer was found to have coronavirus. His exposure has been linked to more than two-dozen cases of COVID-19 since then, with over 1,000 people in quarantine.

The total number of people in New York with coronavirus has risen to 105, though only two of the cases are in Rockland.

Anyone who visited the following locations in Rockland County may have been exposed to COVID-19

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