City Health Officials Issue "All Hands On Deck" Plea To Crown Heights Hasidic Community

City Health Department officials have warned Hasidic medical professionals in Crown Heights that as much as 80 percent of the neighborhood may have already been exposed to COVID-19, multiple sources confirmed to Gothamist.

The warning came during a Sunday night phone call arranged by Alyssa Masor, the Department of Health’s liaison to Brooklyn’s Orthodox communities. The invite-only discussion included an “all hands on deck” appeal for Hasidic health care workers to raise awareness about the spread of the virus in their community, which officials said was well underway in Crown Heights, according to two people on the call.

Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock City Health Department officials have warned Hasidic medical professionals in Crown Heights that as much as 80 percent of the neighborhood may have already been exposed to COVID-19, multiple sources confirmed to Gothamist.

The warning came during a Sunday night phone call arranged by Alyssa Masor, the Department […]

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