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Updates on the Coronavirus, Lupus and Our Chapter Programs and Events

Please use this page as a reference for information regarding our programming and events, as well as resources for those with lupus and how to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Updated: March 16, 2020

At the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter the health and well-being of people with lupus is our highest priority. Due to the growing concern around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and in alignment with recent recommendations laid out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts, we have made changes to our events, in-person programming, and office operations.

Our office is closed, we are working remotely and are available via email and will check voice mail regularly. (See email addresses at https://www.lupus.org/indiana/about-indiana-chapter.)

Our in-person support group meetings will be suspended through at least the end of May. Our staff is looking at options for providing an alternative platform for support group meetings until we can resume in-person meetings. 

Our Volunteer Recognition Luncheon scheduled for April 18th has been postponed. Please stay tuned for updates on the new date. 

A Tasteful Affair scheduled for May 15th has been postponed. We are working with the venue and vendors to determine a date in August and hope to have a new date soon!

Additionally, we've provided tips and resources below to help individuals prepare. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Following are some links with information relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus) that we hope you find helpful:

https://www.lupus.org/indiana/blog/how-should-people-with-lupus-prepare-for-a-coronavirus-outbreak

https://www.lupus.org/indiana/blog/what-the-coronavirus-means-for-people-with-lupus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information for people at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

Information from the World Health Organization

Coronavirus Information from IN.gov and Indiana State Department of Health

If you have lupus, you’re at higher risk for infections like the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Some people with lupus may also be at risk for more serious complications from catching the coronavirus.

Although the chance of catching the coronavirus in the U.S. is low, the threat the infection poses for people with lupus is higher than the general population. We urge you to follow these Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to protect your health and lower your risk for infection.

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