To the best of our knowledge, there remain no new cases of confirmed COVID within our community over the past few weeks. Presumably, this is due to the large percentage of Crown Heights that has been already affected, conferring a substantial degree of immunity to us as a community. We hope and pray that this trend continues, and that we see no cases in the future.
Given these continued reassuring trends, we are encouraging people to attend to all of their social needs, especially ensuring that children and the elderly receive what they need for their physical and mental health. Those who are older and at risk can associate with their immediate family, and leave their dwellings if necessary; when interacting with others, the vulnerable should still practice “social distancing”. Children and younger families (as well as others who have already been sick or have antibodies) may associate together, particularly in smaller groups, and outdoors.
We as a community are all in this together, and share a mutual responsibility for our continued wellbeing. At this point in time, the single most effective thing we can do for our continued health as a community is to ensure that we identify any new cases quickly and effectively. To that end, it is crucial that anyone who develops new COVID-like symptoms call their doctor and arrange to be tested, and strictly isolate themselves. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, and it is each of our individual obligations to this cause that will keep us protected as a community. In addition, anyone with new symptoms should please report them here New COVID Registry.
Wishing everyone a good Shabbos,
– The Gedaliah Society in conjunction with Dr. Rosen