Our Response to COVID-19

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Updated 4/1/20, 1:00 pm

 

TO OUR COALITION SURVIVORS, THRIVERS, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE:

The uncertainty about the novel virus COVID-19 continues.

As testing increases, the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise in Monroe and surrounding counties. Extraordinary circumstances call for an extraordinary response.

Our Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Mike Mendoza, has stressed the importance of staying away from places where people gather and asked all of us to practice social distancing.

Gov. Cuomo has directed that 100% of the workforce must stay at home as part of the NY State on Pause initiative, 100% effective Sunday night. Essential services including shipping, media, warehousing, grocery and food production, pharmacies, healthcare providers, utilities, banks and related financial institutions are exempted.

For the time being the Breast Cancer Coalition is suspending in person programs and events. We hope to reschedule these at a later date.

Most staff members are working remotely. We are fortunate to have the technology that allows us to continue to serve our survivor community throughout this ordeal. We are committed to having staff available via telephone and other means. Two of us remain at the Coalition to field calls, answer inquiries, and refer those of you in need to additional community resources. We are exploring ways of keeping our cancer community connected.

Cancer doesn’t stop and neither will we.

The Monroe County Health Department has created a separate website page to answer questions about COVID-19 at: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/health-coronavirus. We will continue to communicate with updates.

Please stay out of harm’s way by social distancing. Please let us know if we can help connect you to any community resources.

Warm regards,

Holly Anderson, Executive Director

Your support is greatly appreciated – particularly at this time.

Please consider a gift. All of the funds raised by the Coalition stay local to help individuals in our community. Thank you.

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