Officials: Person exposed to coronavirus patient self-isolated in New Haven

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Officials in the city of New Haven say a person who was exposed to a coronavirus patient is in self-isolation in New Haven.

Officials say the person in New Haven does not have any symptoms of coronavirus but they were exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 before traveling to the U.S.

Officials say the person in self-isolation is part of the Bach Choir, a group currently visiting New Haven to participate with Yale musical groups in a five-city tour.

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According to officials, while the individual is showing no symptoms of the disease, given the individual’s contact history, they have been asked to self-isolate in New Haven and are doing so.

New Haven officals say they are in direct contact with the person and with the State Department of Health and are continuing to monitor the individual daily.

Partially as a result of the situation, but also because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in New York City and elsewhere, the Yale Philharmonia and Yale Schola Cantorum with the Bach Choir of London has been canceled.

“The city has been notified that a Bach choir member was exposed to someone with COVID-19 in London. The person is not symtopatic of the virus, and is self-isolating as a precautionary measure. Due to privacy concerns, the city is not releasing the details of this person of interest, but we assure the public that we will let them know should anything change,” New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker says.

Health Director Maritza Bond also commented by saying, “We are in communication with the individual and our local partners. As of right now they are asymptomatic of the virus, and should the situation change, we will let the public know. If you or someone has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or you have traveled to a country of interest, please call the Health Department Emergency Line at 203-946-4949.”

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