As a beacon of healing and hope in the world of substance abuse treatment, the Dunes East Hampton has taken significant steps to continue to care for and serve our clients and their families that are affected by addiction while simultaneously responding to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are vigilantly committed to cooperate with public health leaders to contain this pandemic while not slowing down in our daily efforts to meet the urgent needs of those affected by the addiction crisis.
HIGHLIGHT OUR RESOURCES
- Established a Coronavirus Incident Committee to lead monitoring, planning, decision-making and communication—overseen and driven by our medical director and head nurse.
- Implementing site-specific pandemic response plans nationwide, enabling us to:
- Check all clients, staff, and volunteers daily for fever—the most common symptom of COVID-19
- Limit visitors to only necessary personnel and screen each person that enters the facility for any symptoms related to COVID-19
- Ensure the highest level of infection prevention and control, sanitation and hygiene
- Respond quickly to any emerging situation
- Eliminated non-essential business travel, on-site public events and off-site patient activities through the end of April to reduce exposure risk.
- Monitoring information and implementing recommendations from the Centers for The Disease Control and Prevention, The World Health Organization, and state and local public health authorities.
We will continue to monitor and respond to this pandemic as it rapidly evolves, taking every step to protect our clients, staff, families and friends. At the same time, we remain committed to welcoming new clients in need of help, providing high-quality treatment to everyone in our care.
Joe McKinsey President and CEO
Douglas K Hoverkamp, MD, Medical Director