Health officials: 2 sets of families traveled from Florida ahead of Horace Greeley graduation

Health officials say two sets of families traveled from Florida ahead of the Horace Greeley High School graduation, which was the site of a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases.

News 12 Staff

Jun 29, 2020, 5:17 PM

Updated 1,420 days ago

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Health officials: 2 sets of families traveled from Florida ahead of Horace Greeley graduation
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Health officials say two sets of families traveled from Florida ahead of the Horace Greeley High School graduation, which was the site of a recent cluster of COVID-19 cases.
BRIEFING NOTES: 
- There are 34,798 coronavirus cases in Westchester, with 18 new cases since Sunday.
- There are 471 active cases in the county.
- There are 73 people hospitalized for COVID-19. There were four fatalities due to COVID-19 overnight.
- 263,260 COVID-19 tests have been performed in the county.
- "It's not a political statement," Latimer says about wearing masks.
- Latimer says that the recent cluster of COVID-19 cases in the county is related to the Horace Greeley High School graduation and some parties held after.
- He says that there were two sets of families who traveled to Florida who then went to the graduation. Florida is currently going through a COVID-19 outbreak.
- Latimer says that one of the original people who had a confirmed case of COVID-19 did not originally show symptoms, but then showed symptoms and was tested.
- Health officials say 13 people believed to have been at the events tested positive for COVID-19.
- The drive-in graduation took place on June 20.
- Latimer says two more county pools will reopen this upcoming weekend. 
- He says at least one person from Mount Pleasant who was at the graduation tested positive.
 


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