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The World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
“A pandemic is a global outbreak of a serious new illness that requires sustained transmission throughout the world,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This loosely-defined term does not necessarily refer to the lethality of an illness, but more so the worldwide spread.
While the situation is fluid, our mission and our dedication are not. Our breast cancer community and the families we serve are our top priority. Our breast health services will continue to operate as normal. Any questions or concerns, please call us at 951-676-7465 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Komen Inland Empire’s Safety Steps for Moving Ahead:
- In consideration of our staff and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Komen Inland Empire Riverside office will be closed through April 3, 2020. There are no suspected cases of COVID-19 at Komen Inland Empire, but our team will be working from home in an overabundance of caution. Our operating hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm. Please allow time for our staff to return messages as they work remotely. You can always email email@example.com as a starting point and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate team member for support.
- All Komen Inland Empire office volunteers have been instructed to stay home until our return. Any additional questions or concerns about volunteer opportunities can be directed to Nicolette Rubio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will continue to work closely with our community and corporate partners regarding upcoming special events and initiatives.
You, the Riverside and San Bernardino communities, are the heart and soul of this movement and we look forward to rallying with you in the persistent and unwavering fight against breast cancer. With your support, we will continue to bring invaluable breast health services and education programs to those in our community who need them most.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 951-676-7465 or email email@example.com.
Thank you again for your support and understanding during this time. Take care of yourselves and one another. We will get through this together!
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Susan G. Komen Inland Empire COVID-19 Resources for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Below is a list of resources in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to help you and your family during this challenging time. We are updating this list daily.
The entire Susan G. Komen Inland Empire team is working tirelessly and remotely to support the Riverside and San Bernardino County community in every way that we can. Please contact us at (951) 676-7465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you!
- Susan G. Komen Inland Empire RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO Counties Resources
- California COVID-19 Screen and Testing
- Riverside Convention Center Drive-Up Grocery Service
- Komen Inland Empire Treatment Assistance Program
Komen National Helpline:
“In this time of social distancing, doctors’ appointments may be delayed, and people may be isolated from their usual sources of support,” says Susan Brown, Komen HQ’s senior director of education and patient support. “We know this can create uncertainty and raises many questions. We are here for you, we care about you, we will support you. Komen provides resources online and through our toll-free helpline to help patients, their families and loved ones going through breast cancer so that no one feels alone in a time of need.”
If you or a loved one needs information about breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at email@example.com.
COVID- 19 Information:
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads,
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
- Shortness of breath
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
You are an important part of the Komen family, and will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable in our two county service area. This wouldn’t be possible without you.
Please continue to take care of YOU, your family, your friends and neighbors.