Diocese of Brooklyn reports 4 COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 17:41:08-04

BROOKLYN — The coronavirus has hit every facet of society and the tri-state area's Catholic churches are no exception.

The Dicoese of Brooklyn announced four cases within several communities Saturday.

A choir member at St. Kevin's Church in Flushing, a priest at St. Rose of Lima Church in Rockaway Beach, a choir member at Our Lady of Charity in Crown Heights and an individual who attended the church's annual Lenten reflection at Diocesan Headquarters in Park Slope.

The cases mostly date back to last Sunday, March 15. The case in Park Slope dates back to March 10. All of the locations are undergoing a deep cleaning and sanitization.

The church says that anyone who was at the above locations on those dates concerned about exposure to contact their doctor.

The diocese cancelled all masses and closed all churches and rectories until further notice.