April 6, 2020

9:00 PM

Thank you to our residents and families that have reached out to us to recommend improvements in the style and format of our daily communications.

The views were varied, and we will do our best to accommodate your need for information given the rapidly changing clinical environment. We are committed to transparency and maintaining an ongoing dialogue with our families, and greatly appreciate your ideas, thoughtfulness and spirit of working collaboratively with us.

Based upon your feedback, today’s Daily Update reflects only the changes from yesterday’s information as it relates to the COVID-19 virus and Waveny’s patients, residents, and caregiver status.

Data:

Changes in the Number of Confirmed and Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases of Residents/Patients Currently Residing within Waveny:

Village (Memory Care): 1

Care Center (Full-skilled nursing): (1)

Changes in the Number of Confirmed and Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases of Residents/Patients Currently Hospitalized: 0

Changes in the Number of COVID-related (confirmed and presumed) Deaths: 1

Village: 0

Care Center: 1

Changes in the Number of Employees who are COVID-19 Positive or Presumed Positive: 1

Employees with Direct Care: 0

Employees with Non-Direct Care: 1

Total Changes in ALL Confirmed and Presumed COVID-19 Cases of Residents, Patients, and Employees: 2

Village: 1

Employees: 1

Comments:

While we are seeing early indications that the incident rate of our residents, patients, and staff is declining, we will not lessen our resolve or commitment to fight the spread of the virus. We will redouble our efforts in response to its prevalence to minimize its impact on our residents, patients, staff and broader community.

Consultation with area healthcare experts suggests that an apex in the number of positive test cases within Fairfield County is expected within the next several weeks. We continue to have adequate supplies on hand and our team is prepared to continue delivering professional, compassionate, patient-centered care.

Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers remain with the families of those who have passed from the COVID-19 virus or otherwise. The virus has disproportionately affected those in our community of advanced age and frailty.

Two of our direct-care staff members were exposed to the virus earlier, tested positive and remained home in self-isolation. Thankfully, they both have recuperated. They may be returning to work this week after medical clearance.

Our caregivers continue to risk their own health everyday to protect and care for our over 350 patients and residents. We continue to screen staff every day before they report to work, and will continue to send any employee home awaiting test results if they show any symptoms of any illness.

We continue to be vigilant for any resident or employee who becomes symptomatic.

Please continue to reach out to your nursing supervisor for specific medical details on your family member. We will continue to provide daily written communications during this pandemic.

Our leadership team remains in daily contact with local leaders, local hospitals, and other key stakeholders working to stay abreast of the latest information. There is tremendous cooperation being displayed by all parties to keep the health and safety of our Residents, Patients and Caregivers, as well as the general public, our collective top priority.

Thank you for your continued patience, support, thoughts and prayers. Our entire community is most grateful.

Sincerely,

Terry Henry

Vice President of Communications

Phone: 203.594.5308

Email: thenry@waveny.org

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