COVID-19

The health and well being of the lupus community is of primary importance to us.

Finding reliable information about lupus and COVID-19 is critically important during this crisis.  The links below are all reliable and updated information on COVID-19.

Because of COVID-19 and our commitment to serving you, the LSI is cancelling or postponing in-person activities through April, 2020.

This includes support groups, health fairs, the LSI Associate Board’s Dinner Dance and the May 2, 2020 Southern Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk.

The LSI Associate Board Dinner Dance has been moved to June 5, 2020.

We are thinking outside of the box in how to provide you the support you need during this challenging time.  We will be communicating with Support Group Leaders and other stakeholders to find solutions.  We invite you to forward suggestions you may have as well to info@lupusil.org.

It’s important for you to know that like many offices, the LSI team is working from home.  We are available by phone or email – our contact information is:

Mary Dollear, mary@lupusil.org, (312) 648-6053

Charles Brummell, charles@lupusil.org, (312) 542-0007

Taurean Jackson, taurean@lupusil.org, (312) 542-0004

We will continue to update you on opportunities.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns.  We are here to give you the most up to date information.

Together we’ll get through this.  Together we make a difference.

Mary Dollear, President, Lupus Society of Illinois

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COVID-19 & Lupus Web Meeting with Dr. Robert Katz

Watch the Web Meeting here

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COVID-19 & Lupus Web Meeting with Dr. Meenakshi Jolly

Watch the Web Meeting here

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COVID-19 & Lupus Web Meeting with Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman

Watch the Web Meeting here

Handout: Exercise 
Handout: Wellness

Updates & Additional Questions since the Web Meeting on 4/2/20

Updated information is the change in CDC recommendations to use a mask.  There was more talk about just talking as a way that the virus might spread.

Still the most important things to do are:

  • Social (physical distancing)-6 feet rule;
  • frequent hand washing;
  • also wash high touch areas;
  • stay home as much as possible
  • Face masks prevent you from spreading the virus especially early on when you might be asymptomatic, but face masks do not prevent you from getting it so please do the important health care measures

Please take care of yourselves: refer to the wellness links provided earlier

This is hard to do, but necessary to take care of ourselves

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CDC.GOV
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Medicare Website
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Medicare Telehealth
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COVID-19 & Lupus Dr. Katz Article
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Illinois Department of Public Health
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GSK's Resources for the Lupus Community
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COVID-19 & HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE
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City of Chicago Coronavirus Resources Page
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ABC Channel 7 News - Hydroxychloroquine and Lupus
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F3 Naperville Concierge Service (FREE)
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Rep Lauren Underwood/Kendall Cty FB Live
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