In order to provide Canadians living with lymphoma and CLL with the most up-to-date information and resources related to COVID-19, we have created a COVID-19 Information Hub.

This Hub is designed with resources specifically for patients, caregivers and their families, as well as general information, and province-specific resources. Resources will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

As the situation progresses, we are connecting with our community of physicians, governments, and the pharmaceutical industry to get as much information as we can. We will continue to update you on any new information as it develops.

If you are a patient with lymphoma or CLL, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support at info@lymphoma.ca

For Lymphoma Canada’s full statement on COVID-19, please click here.


RECENTLY ADDED RESOURCES

INFORMATION FOR LYMPHOMA AND CLL PATIENTS

Title Source
Coronavirus: What people with cancer should know National Cancer Institute, US Department of Health and Human Services
Common Questions about Coronavirus and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors American Society of Clinical Oncology
COVID-19 Recommendations for patients receiving anti-cancer immunotherapies University of Colorado Cancer Center
COVID-19 and Cancer Patients (Webinar Recording) Canadian Cancer Society
COVID-19 and Cancer – What you Need to Know Now (Webinar Recording) Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
COVID-19 Virtual Community Meeting (Recording) CLL Society
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and CLL patients CLL Advocates Network

INFORMATION ABOUT TREATMENT & MEDICATIONS

Title Source
Canadian Pharmacists Association recommends limiting prescriptions to 30-days supply Canadian Pharmacists Association
New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary Updates Government of New Brunswick
Pharmacists to provide prescription refills and emergency supplies of medication as needed. (British Columbia) College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Nova Scotia Prescription Drug Updates Government of Nova Scotia
Only a 30 Day Supply of medications will be provided at a time (Alberta) Alberta Pharmacists Association
Pharmacists to provide prescription refills and emergency supplies of medication as needed. (British Columbia) College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Fair PharmaCare Assisstance – Application for Income Review (British Columbia) Government of British Columbia
Changes to Exception Drug Status Expiry Dates Government of Manitoba
Limit of one month supply for prescription drugs Government of Manitoba
Nova Scotia Prescription Drug Updates Government of Nova Scotia
Ontario Drug Benefit Changes Ontario Ministry of Health
 Limit on supply of prescription drugs (Saskatchewan) Government of Saskatchewan

 

SELF CARE AND MENTAL WELLNESS

Title Source
Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak World Health Organization
Self-care Guide Government of Quebec
Tips for Managing Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Globe & Mail, March 16, 2020
How to Meditate Mindful.org
Mental Health Tips for Working from Home Government of Canada
Coronavirus disease and food safety Government of Canada
Wellness Together Canada Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic Mental Health Commission of Canada
BounceBack Ontario free mental health program Canadian Mental Health Association

 

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Title Source
Know the Difference: Self-Monitoring, Self-Isolation and Isolation for COVID-19 Government of Canada
Hand washing guide Government of Canada
When and how to wear medical masks World Health Organization
How to protect yourself from coronavirus when grocery shopping Consumer Reports
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters (WHO) World Health Organization
Sanitizing the home if someone is sick Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Caring for family members with COVID-19 Government of Canada

FEDERAL RESOURCES

Title Source
Federal Information and Resources Government of Canada
Canada Emergency Response Benefit Government of Canada
Employee Illness and Leave Government of Canada
EI Sickness Benefits: Apply Government of Canada
Information on Federal Benefits and Services Government of Canada
Federal Travel Advice Government of Canada
Canada’s Economic Response Plan – Support for individuals Government of Canada
Mandatory non-medical masks or face coverings for air travel Government of Canada

 

PROVINCIAL RESOURCES

Title Source
ALBERTA
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Alberta
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Alberta Health Services
New smartphone app gives Albertans access to virtual health care during COVID-19 pandemic CBC Calgary, March 19, 2020
Only a 30 Day Supply of medications will be provided at a time Alberta Pharmacists Association
BRITISH COLUMBIA
COVID-19 and Cancer Treatments – Information for Patients (FAQs) BC Cancer
Parking enforcement suspended at B.C. hospitals CTV News, March 30, 2020
Provincial COVID-19 updates BC Centre for Disease Control
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
Pharmacists to provide prescription refills and emergency supplies of medication as needed College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Fair PharmaCare Assisstance – Application for Income Review Government of British Columbia
Covid-19 Psychological First Aid Service British Columbia Psychological Association
MANITOBA
Provincial COVID-19 updates Government of Manitoba
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Shared Health Manitoba
Community Screening Locations Government of Manitoba
Changes to Exception Drug Status Expiry Dates Government of Manitoba
Limit of one month supply for all prescription drugs Government of Manitoba
NEW BRUNSWICK
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of New Brunswick
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Government of New Brunswick
New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary Updates Government of New Brunswick
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Territory COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Northwest Territories
NOVA SCOTIA
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Nova Scotia
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Government of Nova Scotia
Community Assessment Centres Government of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Prescription Drug Updates Government of Nova Scotia
NUNAVUT
Territory COVID-19 Updates Government of Nunavut
ONTARIO
Provincial COVID-19 Updates Ontario Ministry of Health
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Ontario Ministry of Health
Ontario Emergency Alert requires travellers returning to Ontario to self-isolate for 14 days Global News
What Cancer Patients Need to Know about COVID-19 University Health Network / Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Covid-19: Information & frequently asked questions Sunnybrook Hospital
Ontario Drug Benefit Changes Ontario Ministry of Health
List of Ontario COVID-19 Assessment Centres & Their Individual Criteria Ontario Health Coalition
Pandemic Planning Clinical Guidelines for Patients with Cancer Cancer Care Ontario
COVID-19 Resources & Updates Clinical Trials Ontario
QUEBEC
Provincial COVID-19 Updates Government of Quebec
JGH COVID-19 Updates and Resources Jewish General Hospital
Limit of 30 day supply of prescription drugs Ordre des pharmaciens du Quebec
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Prince Edward Island
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Government of Prince Edward Island
SASKATCHEWAN
Provincial COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Saskatchewan
Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Government of Saskatchewan
 Limit on supply of prescription drugs Government of Saskatchewan
YUKON
Territory COVID-19 Updates and Resources Government of Yukon

Lymphoma Canada’s COVID-19 Action Plan is sponsored by Merck.

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