NEW CITY – There are now six confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Rockland County, all in the Town of Ramapo.
Three of the cases are students in the East Ramapo Central School District who attend Hempstead Elementary, Pomona Middle School and Ramapo High School.
County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert is recommending the closure of those schools for 14 days from the date of the potential exposure. “These schools are now considered potential exposure sites and anyone who visited the schools on the exposure dates may have been exposed to COVID-19 and must precautionary quarantine for 14 days,” she said. That includes all faculty, staff, students, visitors and parents who spent time in the school buildings.
Anyone who visited the schools on the dates below may have been exposed to the virus and must quarantine themselves, said Dr. Ruppert.
Ramapo High School, Wednesday, March 4, recommended closure until March 19; Hempstead Elementary, Friday, March 6, recommended closure until March 21; and Pomona Middle School, March 6, recommended closure until March 21.