Concourse Plaza Multiplex Theater In Melrose Temporarily Closed Due To Legionella Found; 3rd Person is Confirmed Dead From Outbreak In The Bronx


Melrose appears to be the epicenter of the Legionnaires’ outbreak as it has been found at Lincoln Hospital, Concourse Plaza Multiplex, and now the luxury boutique Opera House Hotel.

The hotel’s management stated that none of the cases of individuals infected with the disease stayed at the hotel.

Welcome2TheBronx has also received word from National Amusements that due to Legionella—the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ Disease—being found in the theater’s cooling system, will be shut down until further notice.

The city has also reported a 3rd death as the number of cases has risen to 57.

According to National Amusements:

“Statement from National Amusements regarding concourse multiplex, Bronx, NY

Norwood, MA- National Amusements was notified by the NYC Department of Health yesterday that Legionella organisms were detected in the cooling tower that lowers the temperature for the theater’s air-conditioning system.  We immediately brought in HVAC and remediation companies and closed the theater early.  It will remain closed until tests show that the remediation is complete in the tower which is isolated from the theatres air conditioning system and all other theater systems.  To our knowledge, no theater patrons or employees have been affected.”

Please note that there is a special town hall meeting this Monday 8/3 at 6PM at The Bronx Museum.

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