Covid-19: The Latest | Florida
Everything you need to know in one place. Stay updated on all the latest Covid-19 news as it impacts those with lupus from resources, news, and programming. We will be keeping you updated and provide virtual programming to get you through these unprecedented times. You are not alone.
We know how difficult these unprecedented times are for all of you living with lupus and your loved ones. We are committed to walking by your side every step of the way. In times like this, it is even more important than ever that we come together as a community. If you need answers, we will be here to provide them.
We are here. Always.
Updated: 9/24/2021 3:10 pm
Find resources that will help you stay both mentally and physically healthy during this uncertain time; and steps we've taken over the course of the pandemic to help protect people with lupus.
Aquí encontrará las noticias más recientes; recursos que le ayudarán a mantenerse mental y físicamente sano(a) durante este tiempo de incertidumbre; y las medidas que hemos tomado durante el transcurso de la pandemia para ayudar a proteger a las personas con lupus.
People with lupus who are hospitalized due to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) – a severe complication of COVID-19 – have twice the risk of poor outcomes, including death, compared to people without lupus, new research shows.
Florida Vaccine Locator
Eligible people can receive COVID-19 vaccines as authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Florida has many sites that are providing COVID-19 vaccines.
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments (MAB) for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death among high-risk individuals. This treatment is available widely in Florida.
Updates from the Florida Department of Health
The latest news in the state of Florida on Covid-19 can be found here.
Resources for Floridians Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic
List of resources for Floridians who have been impacted by coronavirus pandemic.
Food, Bill Paying and Reduced Cost Programs
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic. Find them here.
Medicare to Allow Home Infusions for Benlysta, Other Medications
For the first time, people with lupus on Medicare will be able to receive infusions of Benlysta at home and will not be required to go to a physician’s office or another facility to get their infusions. Read more.
Medicaid waiver approved for Florida
Medicare to cover telehealth costs during coronavirus pandemic
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We know these are scary times but please also know you are not alone. Although our in-person support groups are suspended until further notice we will be here for you every step of the way. Find out how.
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