Coronavirus: ‘Huge Spike’ in Brooklyn Hasidic Community
Brooklyn is home to Hasidic Jewish Communities. According to this article, two Brooklyn neighborhoods have had over 100 positive test results for COVID-19. Mayor Bill de Blasio is said to have reported the potential of a “cluster” in the Hasidic communities. The Hasidic communities have held a number of weddings with a large number of guests, including one with over 200 guests. There is concern that large gatherings such as these weddings are potential sources for the spread of the coronavirus. The article describes other crises the Hasidic community has dealt with in the past, such as a measles outbreak in 2018.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Stack, Liam and Schweber, Nate, "Coronavirus: ‘Huge Spike’ in Brooklyn Hasidic Community" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Religious Community and Life. 6.