Checklists for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Preparing for Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Exposure

Completing CLL Society's COVID-19 Action Plan could save your life!

Please carefully read through each component of this Action Plan, which will help you prepare in advance to know what to do should you experience known COVID-19 exposure, test positive for COVID-19, need to find out where to receive time-sensitive COVID-19 therapies, learn how to properly isolate, and much more. Preparing for COVID-19 in advance can minimize the anxiety that many experience when they are either exposed or receive a positive test result, because you can immediately pull out your Action Plan and calmly use it to serve as your guide. 

If you do only one thing to protect yourself and your loved ones during the pandemic, please complete your family’s 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 still remains a serious risk for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. 

While vaccines, Evusheld, masks, and social distancing are all excellent at slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, nothing will ever be 100% protective for everyone, especially the immunocompromised. And it is always best to plan ahead.

The time to prepare for exposure and even infection is now, not post-exposure or when you receive a positive COVID-19 test result. In a worst case scenario, illness and fear can cloud judgment when you will need to be thinking clearly and acting quickly.

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 appropriate healthcare. 

Reading through and completing the COVID-19 Action Plan will equip you with being able to immediately know where to obtain the best possible treatments, when to take additional actions, and give you the knowledge you need to be as prepared as possible.

Print, complete, and put aside these five documents:

  1. Directions for Completing the COVID-19 Planning Checklist
  2. COVID-19 Planning Checklist: Complete Prior To Exposure
  3. COVID-19 Known Exposure Checklist
  4. Household Isolation Plan
  5. COVID-19 Action Plan: Do These Things After Testing Positive for COVID-19

We hope you never need them.

Stay strong. We are all in this together.

Brian Koffman, MDCM (retired), MS Ed
Co-Founder, Executive VP, and Chief Medical Officer
CLL Society, Inc.