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Wilton officials explain assistance provided to elderly communities during pandemic

Some Wilton residents have recently raised questions about what town officials are doing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in  nursing home facilities.  First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice says these facilities have had a disproportionate share of the state's cases. Wilton’s Health Director and Police Captain Rob Cipolla have performed site visits at Wilton’s one nursing home and six other senior housing communities.  They also made  recommendations for additional proactive measures, trained staff, and helped with isolation planning.  School nurses, who have been provided with personal protective equipment, were deployed to supplement staff shortages due to illness.  After a resident at the School Sisters of Notre Dame facility tested positive, the emergency team worked to reactivate the long-term care facility on the property to allow for isolation.  Wilton’s one nursing home accounted for 7 of 135 laboratory confirmed cases and 6 laboratory confirmed Coronavirus deaths. 

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