Coronavirus strikes close to home in quiet New Rochelle community

A quiet neighborhood in New Rochelle is in the spotlight as the local number of coronavirus cases grows.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2020, 4:38 PM

Updated 1,591 days ago

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A quiet neighborhood in New Rochelle is in the spotlight as the local number of coronavirus cases grows.
A total of 10 people in the area have been confirmed with COVID-19.
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Residents say, first and foremost, they are praying for the family and the neighbors. They are hoping for the best but bracing for the worst.
Neighbors say they are taking precautions, including using hand sanitizers, wipes and soap to keep their hands clean. They are also staying home if they don't feel well.
New Rochelle has a total of 10 confirmed coronavirus cases. They are:
A New Rochelle attorney, his wife and two children
A neighbor of the attorney
The attorney's friend, his wife and their thee children
Mail carriers around the city say they are using their own preventative methods to stay healthy.
"I was told that the coronavirus was in New Rochelle, so I made sure to put gloves on underneath my gloves and put my mask on, I don't know if it's going to help but -- anything I could do to try and make myself safe out here -- that's what I'm trying to do right now," says mail carrier Chris White.
Many of the neighbors said they are stocking up on the essentials and trying to take things one day at a time.
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