COVID-19 case prompts cancellation of services at Hawthorne church
A Hawthorne church is turning away parishioners today after learning that someone who attended a Confirmation service tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive case that was reported Saturday night prompted Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church to cancel all masses and baptisms.
A parent informed the church that their sponsor tested positive for the virus.
A sign posted on the door of the church is now urging everyone who attended Friday's rehearsals, as well morning Mass, the confirmation service, a wedding service and evening Mass on Saturday to consult with their doctor about possible next steps.
"We want to keep everybody safe. We don't want any more people coming and come to know later on that this happened. So, we want to work in a timely fashion so that everybody is then informed on the right time so they can take the right decision," says Father Sebastian.
The church says they are unsure of when masses will resume.
The positive case follows a recent outbreak just north of the church at the Pace University Pleasantville Campus, but as of now, there is no proof if the two are related.