Be Prepared to Fight Back Against COVID-19
Completing CLL Society's COVID-19 Action Plan Could Potentially Save Your Life!
(Last Updated, March 2023)
Preparing for COVID-19 in advance can help to minimize the anxiety that many experience when they receive a positive test result, or when someone in their household tests positive and they need to know immediately the appropriate actions to take to isolate or quarantine. Pulling out your completed COVID-19 Action Plan at that moment will assist you in calmly navigating the situation and help serve as a step-by-step guide.
Please carefully read through each component of CLL Society’s COVID-19 Action Plan. Perhaps one of the most important pieces of the plan is the “Directions for Completing the COVID-19 Planning Checklist” document, which includes multiple updated links to resources that will help inform you while completing your individualized plan.
If you do only one thing to protect yourself and your loved ones during the pandemic, please complete your COVID-19 Action Plan. The life you save might be your own!
We all hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but COVID-19 will unfortunately remain a serious risk for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (which includes everyone diagnosed with CLL/SLL regardless of treatment status).
The time to prepare for possible infection is now, not when you are symptomatic or receive a positive COVID-19 test result. In a worst case scenario, illness and fear can cloud judgment during the time at which you will need to be thinking and acting clearly.
These simple checklists should be completed, printed out in advance, and stored in an easily accessible place. Doing so will help minimize most last-minute scrambling for documents and any hurried searches for information to assist you in making appropriate healthcare decisions.
Please print, complete, and put aside these four important documents today:
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