Our Response to COVID-19

Updated 6/3/20, 8:30 am

 

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

Though we have been assured that the greatest threat due to COVID-19 is behind us, the uncertainty about the novel virus continues.

As testing increases, the number of confirmed cases has remained steady in Monroe and surrounding counties.Our Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Michael Mendoza, has stressed continuing our practice of social distancing. Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated the wearing of face masks while in public spaces.

Though we are slowly bringing some of our staff members back on site, others will continue to work remotely. For the time being the Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting all of our programs and services via internet/virtual platforms and we have suspended in person programming. Learn more about our programs.

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, face-to-face encounters via platforms such as Zoom, and a variety of other means. The Coalition will remain open 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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