To Bernie’s family and friends: We have created this CaringBridge website to keep everyone who cares about Bernie updated about his progress during this difficult time we are experiencing, when we are all so physically separate from one another. We will post updates here as new information becomes available.
Bernie's family is already experiencing an overwhelming outpouring of love and support, and at this time, it isn’t possible to respond to everyone’s concerned inquiries directly. PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES AND TO LEAVE MESSAGES OF SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT RATHER THAN CALLING OR TEXTING FAMILY MEMBERS. Your love and prayers are deeply appreciated.
Bernie began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31st and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night, April 1st. He has been experiencing all of the classic symptoms of this illness and is being monitored carefully by the hospital staff. On Saturday evening, April 4th, he was transferred to the ICU and put on a ventilator. His test results for coronavirus just came back today, April 5th, and he has tested positive for COVID-19. Because this epidemic requires extreme measures for everyone’s safety, no one is allowed to be with him, which is very difficult for Leslie and his entire family. We are grateful that Bernie's condition was addressed quickly and that he is receiving attentive medical care. Leslie had a few days of experiencing mild symptoms herself, but thankfully is now feeling fine.
Please check this page for updates and keep Bernie in your prayers for a full and speedy recovery. For those who would like to use Bernie's Hebrew name, it's Binyamin ben Esther v'Aryeh.