Dear lymphoma community,

In an effort to protect our community and our staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 our office is closed until further notice.  All staff will be working remotely to provide our services in the areas of education, support, advocacy and research.  We continue to respond to all inquiries via phone and email.  We are here to help as always, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

The worldwide battle against the COVID-19 virus continues.  Within Canada, our federal and provincial governments are responding with legislation and guidance to help protect Canadians as well as to provide regular updates on the impact of the virus in Canada.  Topics addressed include:  vaccines, financial and economic support, travel, your health, limiting the spread and other daily updates about COVID cases in the country.  This information is constantly evolving. Below we have provided links to the federal and provincial/territorial COVID-19 webpages and websites dealing with cancer patient specific resources related to COVID-19.  We recommend that you consult these pages often and follow the guidance provided therein.

Resources for Cancer Patients

We suggest you visit these COVID-19 Cancer Specific Resources:  Support for cancer patients – COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub (covid19oncologyresources.ca)

This website is intended for people in Canada living with cancer, caregivers, their families, and anyone else affected by cancer.  It is regularly being updated as new developments, resources, services and assistance relating to COVID-19 and oncology change or become available.

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

INFORMATION FOR LYMPHOMA AND CLL PATIENTS

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COVID-19 and Vaccines ReportLymphoma Canada
COVID-19 and Cancer Patients (Webinar Recording)Canadian Cancer Society
COVID-19 Cancer Patient SupportAll.Can

SELF CARE AND MENTAL WELLNESS

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Anxiety & Stress Management webinarLymphoma Canada
Mental Health and the COVID-19 PandemicCentre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreakWorld Health Organization
Self-care GuideGovernment of Quebec
Tips for Managing Anxiety During the COVID-19 PandemicThe Globe & Mail, March 16, 2020
How to MeditateMindful.org
Mental Health Tips for Working from HomeGovernment of Canada
Coronavirus disease and food safetyGovernment of Canada
Wellness Together CanadaFederal Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemicMental Health Commission of Canada
BounceBack Ontario free mental health programCanadian Mental Health Association

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

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

FEDERAL RESOURCES

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak updates, symptoms, prevention, travel, preparation – Canada.caPublic Health Agency of Canada
Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Progress – Canada.caCOVID-19 Vaccine Information
Recommendations for Prioritization of Key Populations for COVID-19 ImmunizationGovernment of Canada

 

PROVINCIAL RESOURCES

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ALBERTA
COVID-19 info for Albertans | Alberta.caGovernment of Alberta
BRITISH COLUMBIA
COVID-19 (bccdc.ca)BC Centre for Disease Control
MANITOBA
Province of Manitoba | COVID-19 (gov.mb.ca)Government of Manitoba
NEW BRUNSWICK
Coronavirus (gnb.ca)Government of New Brunswick
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Welcome to GNWT’s Response to COVID-19 | GNWT’s Response to COVID-19 (gov.nt.ca)Government of Northwest Territories
NOVA SCOTIA
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Government of Nova Scotia, CanadaGovernment of Nova Scotia
NUNAVUT
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) | Government of NunavutGovernment of Nunavut
ONTARIO
COVID-19 (coronavirus) in OntarioOntario Ministry of Health
QUEBEC
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca)Government of Quebec
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Prince Edward Island | Government of Prince Edward IslandGovernment of Prince Edward Island
SASKATCHEWAN
COVID-19 | Emerging Public Health Issues | Government of SaskatchewanGovernment of Saskatchewan
YUKON
COVID-19 information | Government of YukonGovernment of Yukon

Additional resources are available as follows:

World Health Organization: Coronavirus (who.int)

Canadian Pharmacists Association: CPhA – COVID-19: Information for Pharmacists – English

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

Merck

Financial support has been provided by Gilead.

Gilead