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NYC’s Jewish Museum to reopen Oct. 1 following 6-month closure

Visits to the museum located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will be free through the end of December. The museum will allow special preview visits by members beginning on Thursday.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/09/2020
A CHILD plays in New York City during the pandemic
NYC school parent chat advises against COVID testing

“DO NOT test your child for covid,” the message began. “The city has released new guidelines that mandate CLOSURE of an ENTIRE SCHOOL if there are two positive tests in the school.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/09/2020
New York Police officers wear protective masks, New York, U.S., April 18, 2020
NYC vows to crack down if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Orthodox neighborhoods

The enforcement measures could include closing businesses and schools, moves that would inflame already strained relations between the communities and the city.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/09/2020
New COVID-19 clusters in Jewish NY neighborhoods of 'significant concern'

The new data comes amid signs of growing alarm in New York City’s Orthodox communities about the possible beginning of a second wave of cases, after a brutal spring and relatively quiet summer.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
23/09/2020
NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 press briefing at the New York Stock Exch
New York will erect statue in Brooklyn to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
21/09/2020
Two killed, 14 injured in shooting in Rochester, New York

The two people killed were a man and woman in their late teens or early 20s, he said.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
New York state issues guidance for High Holy Day services

The Health Department recommends filling synagogues to no more than 33% capacity indoors and keeping 6 feet of distance between worshippers.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
18/09/2020
Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi delivers a torah lesson at Ateret Yisrael Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Novem
New York yeshiva closes after 13 students test positive for COVID-19

Yeshiva Darchei Torah will transition to distance learning temporarily while the Health Department conducts an investigation, according to Politico.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
16/09/2020
Closures and quarantines already widespread at New York Jewish day schools

For the New York and New Jersey schools, learning is continuing from a distance even as schools close or quarantine individual students or classrooms.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
15/09/2020
People walk by restaurants' outdoor patios after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 21 mor
A restaurant-closing tsunami is on the way, New York restaurateurs warn

"They’re not seeing a wave of closings yet because people are still trying to hang on."

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