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Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.
Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.

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Coronavirus Statement
Considering developing news regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the staff at the Northern New England Chapter is working to continue our support to all the constituents in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our entire community. Therefore, in an abundance of caution, the Northern New England Chapter is taking the following steps to minimize risk to the families we serve:
  • The Chapter staff, located in Concord NH, will be working remotely and still available to our constituents daily.
  • We will be implementing technology to remotely deliver Care Services programs for at least the next 30 days:
    • All Support Groups will be offered by video/voice conferencing. Specifics will be sent to people living with ALS by our chapter care service coordinators.
    • Home Visits will also move towards video conferencing, phone, e-mail and/or mail support.
    • Caregiver Lab programs in Manchester NH and Bangor ME will be rescheduled. A date for the Vermont Lab will be selected soon.
  • As always, your Care Services Coordinators will be available by phone and email to help support you. We will be working closely with our Durable Medical Equipment partners to continue the equipment loan support as best we can.
Our plans for the Walk to Defeat ALS events do not begin until August, so we continue to do our work as usual on this front. We anticipate that instead of meeting over a cup of coffee to discuss walk plans, that much of the work will be done via phone or video conference.

  As we remain committed to defeating ALS on every front, we will work to keep all of you informed as we all proceed in this time of uncertainty. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.

For the most recent information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The ALS Association recommends that you reference the following websites:

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
NH DPHS Website
ME DPHS Website
VT DPHS Website

The Northern New England Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.

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