FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2020
Two Coronavirus Cases Confirmed at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria
The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing it has learned of two confirmed cases of the coronavirus at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, Queens.
One individual last attended a bible study group meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the parish center. The other, a child, last attended religious education class at the parish center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
As a result of this information, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the parish center are presently undergoing a deep cleaning and sanitization, with approved disinfectants, following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, call your healthcare provider, per guidelines issued by the CDC.
The Diocese of Brooklyn canceled all Masses, as of Monday, March 16, 2020, and closed all churches and rectories until further notice beginning on Friday, March 20, 2020, at noon.
At all times, but especially now, the safety and well-being of our faith community is our primary concern. The Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to deliver important information in a timely manner.