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Achiezer COVID-19 Update Tuesday 3/17 2:30PM
March 17, 2020
Dear Community,

First and foremost, despite this fast escalating crisis, we urge you not to panic. We understand that the concerns are real and that we cannot possibly have the answers to this unprecedented crisis. As promised, we continue to compile and disseminate relevant information based on direct feedback received from within the community.


As many may have heard, there have been a surge of positive cases in the community since our last bulletin. As previously advised, more testing results in more positive cases. To clarify, Achiezer cannot and will not identify names of community members who have tested positive. This is solely at the discretion of the infected individual. We have now confirmed that every section of Far Rockaway, each of the Five Towns and North Woodmere has positive cases of COVID-19. We have spent several hours compiling concrete quarantine guidelines for the community, which are accessible on the homepage of our website. Quarantine is burdensome, difficult, and, in some cases, scary. However, per advice from numerous physicians, if we do not abide by these guidelines, we will be looking at a prolonged spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.


Per our guiding physicians, we implore the elderly population to stay at home. After discussions with the leadership of both Gourmet Glatt and Seasons (who are inundated with requests), we hope to have a plan in place to enable delivery options for this population. In the interim, if any such community members have any urgent needs, please contact arosenberg@achiezer.org or (516) 791-4444 ext. 125 and our team will do its best to assist you.


Yesterday's drive through test clinic, provided by ASISA Urgent Care, enabled 100 community members to be efficiently tested. We will be conducting another clinic tomorrow. If you'd like to be tested, please complete the attached form. Please wait twenty four hours to hear back from Achiezer personnel for further direction regarding this clinic. Please understand that there is a massive shortage of tests within the State. There are also strict Department of Health guidelines which we must adhere to. As such, not every applicant will be approved.


Tune in at 4PM today at www.achiezer.org/kids for a concert with Joey Newcomb!

Wishing the entire community continued good health,

Team Achiezer
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