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Yeshiva University reports student is son of man infected with coronavirus

A Yeshiva University student is the son of a man infected with coronavirus, the school reported Tuesday afternoon.

The student, who has not been on campus since February 27, is in self-quarantine and is showing symptoms, which are being monitored. The student is the son of a Westchester man who was hospitalized in “serious condition” for a coronavirus infection early this week.


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The brother of the Yeshiva University student is a student at SAR High School, a prominent Jewish day school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The brother is also showing symptoms, officials said Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday morning, SAR cancelled school for all 1,400 students in its upper and lower schools. Two other Jewish schools in Westchester also closed Tuesday out of caution.

Yeshiva University also said that a student at its Cardozo school of law is under self-quarantine because of possible contact with an infected person at his law firm, but is not displaying any symptoms so far. The Westchester man hospitalized with coronavirus is reportedly a lawyer at a Manhattan firm.

Related link: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Symptoms from the CDC

Yeshiva University said it would not be cancelling classes, and that school activities would be continuing as usual.

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman

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