All eight partygoers responded to the subpoenas, avoiding possible fines of $2,000 per day from Rockland County, New York the first known county in the state to resort to legal action amid this health emergency.
The party in mid-June was hosted by someone who was sick with coronavirus at the time, Rockland County Executive Ed Day told USA TODAY on Thursday.
Although Day said the health department is identifiable by caller ID, he said the eight partygoers still did not answer calls. Those not cooperating could be suspicious of authority or afraid of being in trouble, he said.Mapping coronavirus:Tracking the U.S. outbreak, by state
"We want to explain to folks we speak to that we're not looking at being in trouble," said Day."We're just looking to know where you were so we can help out other people who we don't want to see get sick."Rockland County Health Commissioner Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said at a Wednesday
that health workers tried to talk to people who tested positive after attending the party in an effort to contain the coronavirus cluster.Alabama officials:College students going to 'COVID parties' to see who gets sick first“My staff has been told that a person does not wish to, or have to, speak to my disease investigators," Ruppert said. “Many do not answer their cellphones and do not call back."
In some cases, attendees had their parents answer the phone to vouch for their child's whereabouts on the day of the party. Some partygoers are suspected to have attended other sizable parties in the area.“Large gatherings remain an issue,” Ruppert said. “The risk of transmission of the virus is high and very real.”
Rockland County has reportedmore than 13,600 cases of coronavirus, with 668 deaths, as of Thursday night. The county has the highest percentage of daily positive tests of all seven counties in New York's Mid-Hudson region."They were not answering the questions of our contact tracers," John Lyon, spokesman for the Rockland County Executive Office, told USA TODAY. "It's a very important part of this process so we can notify people and they can quarantine as a precaution so they don't spread this to other people beyond that immediate circle."Read more: USA TODAY »
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coronavirus community spread causes no more harm than The Flu. There's no Health Emergency in The General Public. The disaster is at hospitals; owed to malfeasance by this industry which buys and owns American politicians using Healthcare $$. Taiwan doesn't test asymptomatic. What I can't understand is: There is something they are using to identify the corona virus, Right ? ! ? Why can't this something be introduced into a skin patch. That way you wouldn't need a piece of paper that says you are NOT positive, you could SEE it ! !
Tyranny The modern day Spanish Inquisition.
Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, setting a new daily highFlorida reported 10,109 new cases Thursday, a new high. The state also reported the first death of someone between the ages of 5 and 14. Great reporting a bunch of young kids are getting it hospitalizations are not going up and deaths rates are not going up terrific good job Governor DeSantis And it will happen in all states as they fully reopen. Why is this shocking to anyone? Why does the media treat it as such? Did anyone think cases would stay the same as on lockdown? That they would go down after we reopened? SMH
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Florida Reports Over 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Nearing New York’s Biggest IncreaseFlorida has reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases—nearing New York’s biggest increase This virus was meant for rich people. Here in Africa we are safe DG_NTA drharshvardhan DrRPNishank HRDMinistry PostponeNEETandJEE postponeneet healthoverexam WakeupHRDpostponeNEETjee studentslifematters postponeneet healthoverneet COVID19
New York attorney general announces $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuitsAn agreement has been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorneys said on Tuesday. DanWhitcomb laws don't apply to rich people. they just make less profit for a quarter.
New York City Leaders Approve Austere Budget, Police CutsMayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council approved an $88.19 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that drastically cuts city spending while shifting nearly $1 billion in funding from the New York Police Department to youth and social services. Cutting police spending while a riot is going on. Smart Communists at play.... This has to stop fast.... Do budgets matter in govt anymore? They will just sstral money from one fund and give to another
New York City Council approves $1-billion cut to NYPDThe New York City Council has approved a plan to shift $1 billion from police to education and social services in the fiscal year starting Wednesday. How about cutting funding to tax dodging business including politicians? See how they like it. After all they are the one who should done for the incitement. Welcome to Dodge City prior to the Earp brothers & Doc Holiday... IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT AND SAVE YOUR SELF AND YOUR FAMILY, NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT AGAIN!!!