IRVINE (CBSLA) – There are at least 65 active cases of coronavirus among students and staff at Concordia University in Irvine in a new outbreak, the school reported over the weekend. At least 49 students and 16 employees have been diagnosed with the coronavirus over the past several days, according to the latest numbers from the university Monday. All the infected students have been isolated in school housing. “Contact tracing, quarantine, and subsequent testing of close contacts is ongoing,” Concordia said in a news release. In total, the school community has recorded 80 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Some Concordia classes had been meeting in-person. However, beginning Monday, Concordia transitioned all its classes back to online instruction after Orange County was moved back into the purple tier of California’s coronavirus recovery roadmap. All sports practices are canceled until at least the spring of 2021. Orange County Monday reported 1,422 new coronavirus cases . O.C. has now recorded a total of 71,116 coronavirus cases and 1,554 deaths from the disease. As of Monday, 428 people are hospitalized with the disease in O.C.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The bodies of hundreds of people who died from COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic remain unclaimed by their families. The city’s morgue could not hold them all. About 650 bodies lie inside freezer trailers on Pier 39 in Sunset Park , Brooklyn – a backlog of lives taken away by the coronavirus as it spread rapidly in the spring, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Monday. The city is cautiously bracing for a second wave . “We haven’t seen some of those particular warning signs yet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio . “Thank god, but we are very, very vigilant. But, we’ll make sure medical examiner is ready either way.” The medical examiner’s office has a task force assigned to identify bodies and another team to track down next of kin. However, they’re struggling to find the families of some 230 people. FLASHBACK: Coronavirus Update: If NYC Cemeteries Get Filled, Could Temporary Burials Happen On Hart Island? Relatives of others have been found, but can’t afford a proper burial yet. “We’re trying to work with each and every family of those we lost during that situation, to make sure that they can have the kind of services they want to have at the right time,” de Blasio said. CBS2 received the following statement from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson: “Supporting families and helping facilitate respectful final arrangements for individuals who passed at the height of the pandemic reflects the core mission of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. As we continue to utilize medical, scientific, and forensic expertise to help answer vital questions around the effects of illness, we recognize that this ongoing work has served as a nationwide example in part because of the hard work and dedication of our family outreach staff in helping families navigate these unprecedented circumstances.” Joe Aievoli, whose family owns six funeral homes, said no one, including himself, was prepared for the COVID-19 death toll. “I rented several refrigerated trailers,” Aievoli said. “Even though we had someone in our custody, it would sometimes take three or four weeks before we can have availability at a cemetery or a crematory.” MORE: Staten Island Funeral Home Owner A ‘Godsend’ For Families When New York’s Coronavirus Death Toll Skyrocketed Aievoli said most funeral homes were able to catch up by the end of June. He feels for the city, which is still trying to find families and help them make arrangements for loved ones. “Don’t want to inter someone without exhausting all the avenues of trying to find next of kins and, who knows, there can be next of kins that also fell victim to the pandemic,” he said. Aievoli said he tries his best to help families find the most affordable way to respectfully lay their loves ones to rest. Families can choose a free burial on Hart Island . The medical examiner’s office said it will continue operating the storage facility in Brooklyn at least until the pandemic is declared over. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: COVID In NYC: Business Owners On Edge With Another Possible Shutdown Looming, Say They Need Compensation To Stay Afloat NYPD Officer Assaulted By Multiple People While Jogging In Queens COVID In New York: Cuomo Says It’s Possible NYC Schools Could Reopen Even If Positivity Rate Stays Above 3%
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A stretch of Route 45 in Rockland County has been named for a library security guard who was murdered on the job nine months ago. By state mandate, the sign honoring Sandra Wilson is a drab brown and white, hues that cannot represent the colorful joy and light she brought into so many lives. “She loved everything that was around her, and she always showed love to everyone,” said her brother Ronnie Wilson. Spring Valley library security guard Sandra Wilson, 52, stabbed to death. (Photo via CBS2) The love was returned as a crowd gathered in the rain to rename a stretch of Higway 45 in her honor. More : Funeral Held For Security Guard Sandra Wilson As Spring Valley Library Reopens The road runs past Finkelstein Memorial Library, where Wilson, a security guard, was fatally stabbed on Feb. 18. Police say a homeless man attacked her when she asked him to turn down music playing on his phone . Ronnie Wilson says every time he drives past the sign honoring his sister, “It’s gonna bring back what happened. But at the same time, it’s gonna bring back joy, to know that my sister was a beloved figure of this community, and they thought enough her to rename a street after her, which is amazing.” Wilson was part of a large, loving family who died just after the birth of her first grandchild. Her youngest daughter is about to graduate high school and head to college. A stretch of Route 45 in Rockland County has been named for Sandra Wilson, a library security guard who was murdered on the job in February 2020. (Credit: CBS2) “Although it is going to be a long road ahead of us, going through so many significant accomplishments in our life without her physically being here, just know she will always be in our hearts,” said her daughter KaLiyah Nash. The signs often honor people who lived in the spotlight – this one reminds us of the power of quiet service and everyday kindness, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. “She took care of the patrons of the library, and the employees, and members of our community, and impacted people in ways she probably never could have imagined,” said St. Sen. David Carlucci. A legacy worth honoring. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid? Health Experts Stress Need To Fight ‘Mask Exhaustion,’ Continue To Follow COVID Safety Guidelines Study: Simple Temperature Checks And Question Screening Not Very Effective Catching COVID-19 Spreaders You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The United States continues to set frightening COVID-19 records — in new cases and hospitals near, at or over capacity across the country. This while the most common ways that are being used to screen for the virus may not be effective, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Wednesday. MORE : Eli Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Drug Gets Emergency Use Authorization From FDA Because we do not yet have rapid, abundant testing, one strategy to allow the economy to reopen has been to take people’s temperature and ask them a few simple questions about symptoms and travel. It turns out that approach isn’t very effective at catching asymptomatic COVID spreaders. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage The discouraging news comes from a just-published study in the New England Journal of Medicine . Researchers from the Navy and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai tested, followed and quarantined under close supervision nearly 2,000 new Marine Corps recruits before and at the start of basic training. MORE : Pfizer Says Trials Show COVID-19 Vaccine Is ‘More Than 90% Effective’ Few infected recruits had symptoms before a nasal swab test diagnosed them with coronavirus , despite daily temperature and symptom screening. “This suggests that relying on symptom screening and temperature checks alone, it’s not very effective in finding infected individuals. All of the infected individuals were found by scheduled tests that were done independent of the presence of symptoms or elevated temperature,” said Dr. Stuart Sealfon of the Icahn School of Medicine. CORONAVIRUS: NY Health Dept. | NY Call 1-(888)-364-3065 | NYC Health Dept. | NYC Call 311, Text COVID to 692692 | NJ COVID-19 Info Hub | NJ Call 1-(800)-222-1222 or 211, Text NJCOVID to 898211 | CT Health Dept. | CT Call 211 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This while COVID cases and hospitalizations are skyrocketing across the country. However, the death rate in the Tri-State Area has been surprisingly low compared to our first massive outbreak back in the spring. Experts attribute that partly to experience, leading to better medical care and medications. Also older, more vulnerable people are taking greater precautions, so infected populations are trending younger. The bad news is that death rates generally lag two to three weeks behind hospitalizations, so we may yet see mortality numbers rise. Dr. Sealfon said our best defense right now is masks, social distancing and massively increased testing. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Family: Upstate Woman Missing A Week After Going Bowling In Queens Aggressive Effort To Curb COVID-19 infection Rates Begins On Staten Island; N.J. Restrictions Looming NYC Sees Long Lines At Some COVID Testing Sites As Cases Keep Climbing You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced bars and restaurants statewide must close indoor dining by 10 p.m. starting Nov. 12. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery service may continue past 10 p.m., the governor said at a coronavirus briefing. “Looking at the data, we are taking surgical steps that we hope will help mitigate the current increasing rate of spread. No one up here wants to take the type of broad and all encompassing actions like those we had to take in March,” said Murphy. MORE: New Jersey Business Owners Bracing For Tightened Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb Statewide Indoor service may not resume until 5 a.m., Murphy said. The indoor capacity limit remains at 25 percent. Casinos are also required to follow the late-night, indoor dining restrictions, which will not impact gaming operations. “We have to shake off the pandemic fatigue that I know we all feel. I feel it as well,” said Murphy. “We have to get back into the mindset that saw us crush the curve in the spring.” Watch Gov. Murphy’s Press Conference: Seating at bars will be prohibited during all hours when the new restrictions take effect. The governor said restaurants may place tables closer than six feet apart if they are separated by barriers in order to accommodate customers who would ordinarily sit at the bar. Officials said there is evidence that people sitting at the bar, having drinks and close conversations, are spreading the virus. In addition to the indoor restrictions, Murphy announced restaurants will be allowed to construct heated tents – or “bubbles” – around outdoor tables as long as they are limited to one group of diners each and are thoroughly cleaned. The announcements came as COVID rates rise across the Tri-State Area . New Jersey is recording an average of more than 2,300 new cases per day. Hospitalizations are also climbing, too. MORE: Cuomo Says Managing Infection Rates Will Be Critical As New York’s Coronavirus Numbers Climb The hospitality industry has been ravaged by the pandemic. Monday’s announcement was yet another round of bad news for Teddy Perides, who owns Biagio’s Ristorante in Paramus. “I’ll be honest with you, my stomach, it turned, because we though we’d go back to normal. Little by little. This was like we got hit with a sledgehammer,” Perides told CBS2’s Nick Caloway. While most customers finish eating by 10 p.m., closing early is devastating for revenue from the bar and private events. It could have massive impacts statewide. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said COVID doesn’t know what time it is, and curfews on restaurants could do more harm than good. “It seems to me that if you put restrictions or curfews on restaurants, you’re only going to be pushing more people into the small gatherings in the home area, which is a big spreader,” Fulop said. The new restrictions will also affect some youth sports, which must travel between different states in order to compete. Starting Nov. 12, all interstate competition for indoor youth sports up to and including high school are banned. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say Summonses, Fines Over COVID Guidelines Are ‘Unfair’ Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Massachusetts, Felt In CT, Long Island, USGS Says You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching late Friday night for a man who escaped arrest in SoHo. It happened around 7:25 p.m. near Spring Street and Broadway. The escapee was described as a black man, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue pants and blue Nike sneakers. Sources told CBS2 he was in the process of being arrested for petite larceny. Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials in Garden City are expected to unveil big plans Tuesday night, that could change how a historic Long Island building looks and runs. St. Paul’s School in Garden City has large, gaping holes in the roof and on the ground. Barricades surround the nearly 140-year-old vacant building and there’s no question it needs major work, but this community is torn over what should be done. “If they can keep the outside and just do the inside, I would be all for that,” said Garden City resident Lisa Fedor. “Keeping the facade doesn’t keep the integrity and the history of the building,” said Garden City resident Megan Colon. The village bought the four-story building and the 48 acre plot, back in 1992, right after the school was shut down. While athletic programs use the fields for games, the recreation department and a nursery school utilize some of the smaller buildings. Nevertheless, the building’s monstrous focal point has practically been untouched for more than two decades. “It’s now become a problem for the town I believe, because its just like a white elephant, sitting there,” said Garden City resident Barry Smith. “We need to get moving, the building is falling down,” said Garden City Mayor Brian Daughney. Daughney says he believes designers came up with the perfect concept for the space. He can’t show the plans just yet, but tells CBS2 the proposal would house a hockey rink and a soccer field inside, while renting out other parts of the building. “We want to make it top notch, sort of like what you would see on a university campus,” the mayor said. “We will figure out the financing, obviously, we will figure that out before we put a shovel in the ground and that is all going to be in the works.” Many residents tell us they’re all for reconstructing the old school as long as it’s charm stays. “I would love to see the character remain, it’s a historic building,” said Garden City resident Chris Emmel. Even if that means raising tax dollars to pay for it. “Absolutely, whatever the cost,” said Garden City resident Billy Walsh. If all goes according to plan, construction on the Garden City building could start this spring. The mayor wants to continue to urge residents that this is just a concept and he wants to hear from you about it. A community forum was scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Garden City Casino. Officials say another is scheduled at the same location on July 26th, and others will be scheduled in the near future.
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — As Hurricane Chris churns away in the Atlantic Ocean, Tri-State beaches are at a high risk of dangerous rip currents. There have been several water rescues and near drownings over the past week or so and with rip currents expected to get stronger, there’s growing concern too many people are underestimating the danger over the next couple days. Some swimmers chose to ignore the risk as high tide rolled in on the Jersey Shore Wednesday. It’s the kind of confidence that can lead to disaster. A pair of teenage surfers saw that first hand when they rescued a swimmer over the weekend. WATCH: CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn Explains What’s Causing The Recent Rise In Rip Currents “I saw him panicking and struggling and he was right in a rip current swallowing water,” Tom Picurro told CBS2. “When I got to him we were in a current and it sucked us straight out.” That’s when Picurro screamed for help from his buddy, John DeVoe. “I paddled over and used my surfboard as a flotation device for him,” said John. With no lifeguard on duty at the time, the near-drowning highlights the risk caused by Hurricane Chris churning up powerful currents and dangerous waves. “It doesn’t happen gradually, it just happens,” Picurro said. Local emergency management officials have been holding safety drills to prepare. Volunteers even helped save a man in Spring Lake on Sunday night. “We heard a swimmer in distress over the radio, responded, happened to be only three jetties away,” Tom Schofield from the Manasquan Fire Department said. “We were able to rescue and change someone’s life.” With the storm expected to linger a few more days, people who live on the shore full-time and share their beaches are offering up a simple bit of advice; if there’s no lifeguard, don’t go in the water. The rip current risk will remain high through Friday, then is expected to improve into the weekend.
MANASQUAN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) –New Jersey emergency management teams are taking rip currents seriously. Manasquan acquired a new emergency response boat last year that’s already made several rescues. Mutual aid agreements with neighboring towns are being put to use daily this summer, as lifeguards battle sand bars and rip currents. Sea Girt lifeguards race out to help a swimmer in distress, contacting neighboring emergency response teams for back up. With a storm off the coast churning up waves and rip currents–every hand is needed to keep swimmers safe. That’s where Manasquan’s new rescue boat, Marine-27, comes into the mix. “We decided every evening patrols along beach to add reduce[d] amount of response time should there be a swimmer in distress, ” said Manasquan Fire Department Deputy Chief Tom Schofield. Officials say the boat is a major offshore asset for lifeguards who can paddle victims to the boat for help from emergency medical services. For additional support, rescue swimmers on board can jump off to reach swimmers. It becomes a life-saving asset after hours, when lifeguards go off duty. “They are able to launch immediately where Coast Guard series of steps understandable these guys can be offshore quickly,” said Sea Girt chief lifeguard Tim Harmon. “Alarm goes off midnight on this boat 3 minutes,” said Manasquan Fire Chief Paul Samuel. They saved a man in Spring Lake Sunday night. “We heard swimmer in distress over the radio responded happened to be only three jetty away able to rescue and change somebody’s life,” said Schofield. The towns are currently training EMS members and rescue swimmers to operate the boat. Soon there will be a lifeguard assigned to the boat each day.
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