Lawrence Garbuz Bio, Lawrence Garbuz Wiki
Lawrence Garbuz is a Manhattan lawyer who tested positive for coronavirus remains hospitalized in severe condition while his family is held under quarantine.
Lawrence Garbuz, 50, became the second confirmed coronavirus case in New York state on Tuesday. Health department officials did not name the lawyer but sources confirmed his identity to the New York Post.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that the patient commutes to his Manhattan law firm, Lewis & Garbuz, from his family’s home in New Rochelle on the Metro-North Railroad.
Garbuz and his wife have two other children who live in Israel.
Quick Facts You Need to Know
- Lawrence Garbuz, 50, on Tuesday became the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the state of New York.
- Health department officials did not name the lawyer, but sources confirmed his identity to the New York Post
- Garbuz travels to his Manhattan law firm from his home in New Rochelle
- His wife and one of his four children also work at the company, located in front of the Grand Central Terminal.
- One of his children was placed in isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus.
- Authorities are working to identify anyone who has been exposed to the coronavirus through Garbuz or his family.
Lawrence Garbuz Age
He is 50 years old.
Lawrence Garbuz Family
His wife and one of their four children also work at the firm, which is located across the street from Grand Central Terminal. Seven employees were identified as being at risk having spent close, prolonged contact with Garbuz.
Garbuz’s son, a student at Yeshiva University on 185th St, is also displaying coronavirus symptoms and has been placed into isolation in the family’s Westchester home alongside his wife and their other son. They are all being tested for the virus.
The doctors and nurses who treated Garbuz at Lawrence Hospital are also being tested after being placed in quarantine.
Authorities began an intense search on Tuesday to find anyone else who Garbuz and his family may have been in contact with, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.
‘City and State disease detectives are working closely to identify close contacts and the appropriate next steps,’ de Blasio said.
Lawrence Garbuz Parents
Garbuz is the son of Sheila Garbuz of Boca Raton, Florida and the late Leon Garbuz as per a 1995 wedding announcement published in the New York Times.
Lawrence Garbuz Wife (Adina Lewis)
Lawrence Garbuz’s wife is Adina Lewis, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Lewis of New Rochelle, N.Y. The two celebrated their wedding in 1995 with Rabbi Reuven Fink officiating the ceremony at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Garbuz and his wife, also 50, both graduated from New York University and earned law degrees from Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law.
According to the wedding announcement, The bride’s father worked as a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Her mother, known professionally as Dr. Ruth Freeman worked as a professor of medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology at Einstein.
Lawrence Garbuz Coronavirus
Garbuz, who is said to have an underlying respiratory condition, was initially hospitalized on Friday at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.
He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Monday when his condition worsened.
Lawrence Garbuz Activities
Garbuz is reportedly a regular worshiper at Young Israel synagogue in New Rochelle, which has since been ordered to halt all services immediately by Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr Sherlita Amler.
He is believed to have attended services at the synagogue on February 22 and a funeral and bat mitzvah there on February 23.
Young Israel congregants have been ordered to self-isolate until March 8 at the earliest if they visited the synagogue on either of those days.