As many of us are hearing reports of states, counties, and cities throughout the United States beginning to reopen in different phases, you are probably wondering how this effects your local Epilepsy Foundation. We are continuing to operate based on the most recent guidance issued by our public health experts and government officials surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our community.
Our highest priority has been and continues to be the health and well-being of our community. As you know, we have not been able to host in person activities since early March when the stay-at-home orders first went into effect. At this exact time we do not yet know as to when restrictions will be lifted to allow us to resume our in-person activities. We are hoping that our much loved programs, like Family Weekend Camp, and crucial fundraising and awareness events, including our biggest community event, the Walk to END EPILEPSY® in November, may reunite us all in person.
Due to the ban on in-person gatherings, and local health and safety guidelines, our current remote-based staff team is focused on making sure to continue ongoing services and introduce some new activities in a virtual capacity.
We have been so pleased and are forever grateful for the interest and participation you all have shown in our virtual events – from support groups, yoga/meditation, Instagram Live Events, and most recently, art therapy for children. To learn more about upcoming programs and events, please visit EpilepsyEvents.org.
Always remember that we are here for you, just as much as we were before the pandemic. Know that we miss seeing you in-person but are loving still being able to see you virtually and we are here to assist if you need anything. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.670.2870 / 800.564.0445.
Published: May 20, 2020
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