State health officials issued a formal public health order putting a stop to a wedding scheduled for Monday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
An accountant by trade, Mayer Ripsler has long been one of the community’s most important leaders and a major donor to Satmar institutions.
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.