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We wanted to provide you with an additional update on YWCA Greenwich’s preparation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The well-being of our Members is vitally important, and we continue to take steps to promote the good health of all of our constituents.
On March 2nd, all YWCA members received the email below regarding our initial response and guidance. We continue to implement the enhanced cleaning practices listed below, as well as practice the hygiene and distancing habits provided below.
In addition, we continue to monitor all guidance from Town, State, and national health departments and organizations, and as of today, YWCA Greenwich remains open and all YWCA programs are operating. We are also monitoring guidance on various swim meets scheduled for the Dolphins, and as of today, Dolphins are participating in scheduled meets. That said, this is a very fluid situation, and we are constantly monitoring developments and guidance from a variety of sources. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Once again, we ask that if you are sick, please refrain from coming to the building, and please let us know how you are doing. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to the high-risk countries identified by the CDC, please practice the self-quarantine guidelines of the CDC and let us know your situation.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Michelle Pennino with questions.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Mary Lee Kiernan
President & CEO
We wanted to update you on YWCA Greenwich’s preparation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as instructions on how you can help this organization and its constituents stay healthy. While there are no confirmed cases in Connecticut, we want to be prudent in our preparations and communications.
We are monitoring the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), State and Town health department websites and resources for updates and guidance from these agencies, as well as guidance from other professional resources on how to prepare. In addition, we are already doing enhanced cleaning throughout the building, and we will be providing extra hand sanitizing stations, as well as additional hand sanitizing wipes around the building this week.
Please follow the steps below to keep everyone healthy (from the State of Connecticut):
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid shaking hands as a greeting. A simple head nod achieves the same goal.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you are traveling, please monitor the CDC website for high risk areas and the travel guidance and/or restrictions from federal authorities.
Thank you for your attention to this and please reach out with any questions.