March 6, 2020

Yeshiva University Office of the President

Rabbi Reuven Fink the Rabbi of the Young Israel of New Rochelle who tested positive and has been in self-quarantine for the virus is asymptomatic. The NYC DoH’s doctors including Dr. Don Weiss, Dr. Scott Harper and Dr. Marcelle Layton have shared with us that “Individuals who have been in contact with an asymptomatic person who has tested positive for COVID-19 virus do not need to be placed in quarantine.” The students in Rabbi Fink’s classes are being informed of the DoH’s medical position and encouraged to speak with their health care providers.

I will continue to share information as it becomes available.

 Dr. Ari Berman