Hundreds Possibly Exposed To COVID-19 At Westchester Church

Westchester County Executive George Latimer
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Parishioners at a church in Westchester County are being advised to self-quarantine after two priests and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The county said as many as 400 people may have been exposed to the virus over four days of services at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Pleasantville during the last week of August

Anyone who attended the following masses must self-quarantine for 14 days, from the last service they attended, even if they test negative for the virus:

• August 24 – Morning Mass• August 25 – Morning Mass• August 29 – First Communion Ceremonies• August 30 – All Masses, Except for the 9am Mass

Those who have been in contact with people who attended any of these services are not currently believed to be at risk and do not have to quarantine, health officials said.

Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler said coronavirus testing is being provided to parishioners at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow this weekend between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The county is working closely with the Church, the Archdiocese of New York, the Pleasantville School District and the Village and will continue to update the public as information becomes available.

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