At Bais Yaakov of Borough Park, administrators called teachers individually and asked them to do the school a “favor” and not test.
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“The principal was here and he’s asked that whoever can come to Cheder tomorrow should come and wear their gloves.”
“As soon as we found out, we worked with community leaders and this particular school to immediately stop this reckless practice.”
“It definitely puts everyone in danger, the kids going. I definitely believe that this is putting others at risk.”
“It’s like nothing’s happening.”
Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, leader of the Kiryas Joel branch of Satmar Hasidism, tested positive for coronavirus.
On Sunday, Teitelbaum came out strongly against mandatory school closings to combat coronavirus.
“There are no fights in the community,” said one woman. “We have achdus” — Jewish unity.
B&H, the Orthodox-owned electronics store, faces a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general for dodging millions of dollars in state taxes.